Interviewing a professional vampirologist doesn’t happen everyday since it is quite uncommon to come across a vampire these days but Dr. Lyon did it! … More Interviewing A Professional Vampirologist
George Burroughs was the minister who died a Salem witch after months of witnessing people accused of witchcraft and suffered the same verdict. … More The Minister Who Died A Salem Witch
When you hear the word serial killer, all types of images pop in your head. Some of you may know of Ted Bundy or Wayne Gacy, but you know about these guys because of their capture. What about the ones that haven’t been caught? … More The Silent Serial Killer Named Israel Keyes
Even Scotland seemed to believe in beautiful beings. The Celtic beliefs coming from English Isles, such as Scotland, depict elves as wanting to abduct humans. Findings of such precise attributes are related directly to early modern ballads from the British Isles. … More The Origin of Scandinavian Elves
I wanted to bring in history, facts, and respect. With a quite popular series such as Supernatural among others either televised or written, many folklores, borrowed from various cultures and First Nations are not an exception. However, some forget that sometimes particular creatures are better left undisturbed. … More Folklore of Secrecy
Imagine yourself held down on a table against your will so a doctor can shove ice picks up into your brain. The thought sends chills down my spine! … More The Icepick Lobotomy
There seems to be a fascination with serial killers. Even I am intrigued by them. So, what is it about them that piques people interest in them? Is it their crimes, the victims? The types of murders they committed. … More Serial Murders
In Celtic mythology, dragons come in two different shapes. We have the more commonly known with wings and four legs. Then, we have the sea dragon which looks more like a sea serpent. However, it does remain in the dragon family of Celtic mythology. … More An Origin of Dragons
It does matter the spelling of the word: fae, fay, fey, fairy, it all means the same. The word itself first saw the light of day in early Dark Ages Times around the world. Other spellings consisting of faerie, fairie, fayrye, and feirie have their place in history. … More The Origins of Fays
They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him. … More Is the Sandman a Ghost?
I remember hearing about the Sandman as a child; it wasn’t through the Hans Christian Andersen’s story but through The Chordettes version of Mr. Sandman the song. In fact, in almost every rendition that I have had the pleasure to read or hear since I was introduced to the Sandman, every instance has been innocent, good intent, misunderstood, and complex. … More Bring Me A Dream
In the early years of American history, New England was full of superstitions about the supernatural. The church spread fears of evil which lead to the witch trials so famously diluted in our history books. Vampires were rumored to roam New England’ rural communities by night with reports documented as early as 1793. … More Great New England Vampire Panic
Trinitarians work exclusively with the Goddess-inclusive Christian Pantheon. Now, let’s take a deep breathe and learn about what this is all about. … More The Christian Witches
The summary of the story itself is quite disturbing and worthy of a Stephen King hit! Back then, I am quite sure that the story scared many people. The Sandman was not what we know him to be now. … More The Sandman
We might believe vampires don’t exist but back in medieval Europe it was common to protect oneself from a bloodsucking creature. … More The Burial of Vampires
An investigative series that pairs Steve DiSchiavi, a retired Homicide Detective with the New York City Police Department with more than twenty-one years of active service with psychic communicator Amy Allan who has an established sixth sense and an affinity for channeling the dead. The partners explore each case on their own and then link up at the end to compare notes. — IMDB … More Dead Files
All right, so by now, you all know I’m a huge nerd — Science, history and of course the paranormal. So, when I got the chance to put all those together, I couldn’t pass it up. … More Sissinghurst
When creating fantasy anthologies, we often forget about what history gave us — Times of crusades, black plague, Renaissance and the best, The Age of Piracy. … More Bones and Treasures
In my previous article, I talked about Mr. Davis’ account with Haitian culture and the zombification of people. Mr. Davis’ work is known, read, and some even scoffed at his work.
However, I believe he was the first to take West African zombies seriously. Wade Davis might be the zombie anthropologist! … More Wade Davis The Zombie Anthropologist
The term comes from Haitian folklore, where a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various methods, most commonly magic.
The Oxford English Dictionary gives the origin of the word as West African and compares it to the Kongo words nzambi and zumbi. — Wikipedia… Zombie a reanimated corpse. … More Zombie A Reanimated Corpse