BigFoot

For decades, people around the world have been fascinated with the legend of bigfoot, sasquatch, yeti. Reports of beastly footprints have been reported from as far afield as the Himalayas. The most famous and influential Bigfoot footage is the 1967 film shot by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin in Northern California. The “Bigfoot walk” it depicts has…

Haunted Places

Fremantle Roundhouse The Fremantle Roundhouse is the oldest building in Western Australia. Opened in 1831  it was used until 1886 to hold any person convicted of a crime in settlement. A 15 year-old boy, John Gavin,  was placed on a farm near Pinjarra – and when the head farmer’s son was found murdered, John was incarcerated at…

Time Travel

“One of the supreme mysteries of nature… is the ability, according to the quantum mechanic laws that govern subatomic affairs, of a particle like an electron to exist in a murky state of possibility — to be anywhere, everywhere or nowhere at all — until clicked into substantiality by a laboratory detector or an eyeball.”…

The Jersey Devil

The creature has a horse-like face with horns sprouting from the top of its head. It walks on two legs, ending with cloven hooves. The overall body shape resembles a kangaroo, though it also has wings like a bat. Some say it has a tail like a lizard; others say it has no tail at…

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…