Haunted Stories

The Flying Dutchman The Flying Dutchman, is a seventeenth-century merchant ship said to haunt the high seas. the ship, which often appears as a hazy image or a strange light, is said to be a portent of bad luck and doom. The ship and its crew became eternally cursed when its Dutch captain refused to…

E.T

Dark side of the moon According to NASA, the dark side of the moon is filled with significantly more craters and less of the smooth, dark mare we normally see. The terrain is rough chaotic compared to the side we’re familiar with, seen in images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. However, accounts from former military…

Happy Halloween

Halloween Halloween draws from a number of festive fall holidays throughout the millennia.  It originally came from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Later, in the eighth century, Catholic Pope Gregory III decided to call November 1st All Saints Day. Over time, the two disparate holidays began to coalesce and the foundations of Halloween began…

Vampires

Vampires of Europe In 2006, archaeologists unearthed a 16th-century skull in Venice, Italy, that had been buried among plague victims with a brick in its mouth. The brick was likely a burial tactic to prevent strega—Italian vampires or witches—from leaving the grave to eat people. Not all vampires were thought to physically leave their grave. In…

Urban Legends

Bloody Marry Perhaps the most famous modern myth, this tale suggests that if you are to look in the mirror and say “Bloody Mary” a specified number of times, something will happen. It’s the what that legend disagrees on. In the earliest versions, an unmarried woman would see the face of her future husband in…

Mythological Creatures

The Kraken According to Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken is a legendary sea monster of gigantic proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The Kraken is usually described as a giant squid or octopus-like creature, but it has also been described as crab-like. There are various tales of the Kraken attacking and…

Demons

Demonology In ancient Babylon, demonology had an influence on even the most mundane elements of life, from petty annoyances to the emotions of love and hatred. The numerous demonic spirits were given charge over various parts of the human body, one for the head, one for the neck, and so on. Greek philosophers such as Porphyry, who…