The Unlucky Mummy

Was the sinking of Titanic the wonder, a spell of bad luck, poor workmanship, a sleepy captain? Or does the truth lie in a Titanic conspiracy theory? When the most tragic events occur in our lives, we do our best to make sense of them. We might blame God, bad luck, our secret desires, fate,…

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…

The Ghouls

Tales of the ghoul circulated throughout the Middle East long before the seventh-century spread of Islam through the region. In fact, the Arabic ghul may stem from gallu, the name of an Akkadian demon in ancient Mesopotamian mythology. In the original Arabic texts, the ghouls of “The Thousand and One Nights” were vile tricksters and ravenous flesh eaters. They kidnapped…

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…

The Shadow People

The explanation we get from skeptics and mainstream science—and who are usually people who have never experienced the shadow people phenomenon—is that it is nothing more than the active human imagination. It’s our minds playing tricks on us, our eyes seeing things in a fraction of a second that isn’t really there—illusions. Real shadows caused…

Stella Lansing

Stella Lansing was a middle-aged housewife from Massachusetts  who in 1961 began experiencing strange, and otherworldly events that over time led her down a bizarre path of UFOs, Strange humanoid creatures, Men In Black, and visions of other worlds. Most of which she managed to capture on different types of film. It all began in…