Unexplained Phenomena: The Painting That Came to Life
We all know that inanimate objects are incapable of functioning independently. While that may be, the following account flies in the face of that belief. It tells the true story of a man whose stay at a roadside motel introduced him to a painting that he is convinced had magical properties.
The Tragic History of the White Lady in Filipino Folklore
The Woman in White is a ghost with a sordid past. Many legends are told about this apparition, but the roots of her misery are often overlooked. Why is she always female? And what is the meaning behind the color she wears?
Almost Human: Three Real-Life Stories of Creepy Dolls
We all know that dolls are manufactured objects that cannot think, feel, or act independently. At least, that's what we like to believe, though the subjects in the following true tales would beg to differ. Sometimes, there is more to these human replicas than meets the eye.
Tulpas: A History and Example of Living Thoughtforms
What is a Tulpa? Discover the origin and purpose of these curious entities.
New York City Sewer Alligators: An Urban Legend Debunked
We have all heard the tales of alligators not only surviving but thriving in New York City’s sewer system, but is there any truth to it? Are there really colonies of alligators living beneath the feet of one of the busiest populaces of the United States?
The Green Man Legend: How Real Tragedy Became a Pennsylvania Ghost Story
I discuss the Green Man ghost story of western Pennsylvania, including the real story of Ray Robinson and how his electrical accident turned him into a local legend.
Never Alone: Bizarre Tales of Parasitic Twins
These are the stories of two people who were born acting as hosts to parasites that threatened to destroy them. One of them spent years unaware of the cause of his affliction while the other was forced to live a life of waking nightmares. These are their stories.
Mysteries of Time and Space: Portals
Traditional thinking would have us believe that gateways into other dimensions are something that exist only in the world of science fiction. The stories you are about to read are the real-life experiences of people who would challenge that notion. They know the terror a portal can bring.
True Mysteries of Time and Space: Mothman and Indrid Cold
In 1966, a series of unexplained events would rock the peaceful haven of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, to its core. What began with a string of sightings of an unidentified nocturnal creature would culminate in a tragedy that would forever change the town and its citizens.
The Legend of the Hooker Brothers: A Local Legend of New London, Ohio
Joseph and Edward Hooker were tragically murdered in their home in the small town of New London, Ohio, in 1974. They have become a local legend as rumors of hidden cash and hauntings still circulate decades after their deaths.
Oklahoma's Monsters and Other Unexplainable Legends
There are a lot of strange things lurking in the wilds of Oklahoma. Here are a few that you may not have heard of before.
Possible Explanations for the Mad Gasser of Mattoon
If there’s anything guaranteed to send a nervous tremor through a community, it’s the local newspaper printing a headline such as “Anesthetic Prowler on the Loose.”
Ten Lesser-Known Mythological Beings Found in Scandinavian Culture
Scandinavian mythology consists of a multitude of different eerie mythological beings and creatures, many of which are not widely known.
Facts About the Not-So Spontaneous Human Combustion
A fire breaks out, and a person is consumed by flames! Seems spontaneous, as if some mysterious force has caused it. But, a closer look at details may reveal that such events may have a common cause.
Urban Legends: Slenderman, Bogeyman, and the Big Bad Wolf
An investigation of the legend of the Bogeyman through the ages and around the world.
Roswell Rods: A New Species or a Technical Glitch?
Are there strange things zooming through the sky? Why can't anyone see them with the naked eye? Photographers claim to have recorded these cryptids. Real or not, there's more than meets the eyes.
The Legend of Dead Bart and the Creepypasta Universe
If you're a Simpson fan, then don't have a cow man! Dead Bart is just a myth . . . right?
Maggie Dickson: Convicted, Sentenced, Hanged, and Lived
Maggie continued to work till the day her child was born in a field, where she had gone to give birth in secrecy. Whether the baby was stillborn or died shortly after birth is not known for sure. It is known, however, that Maggie left her dead baby on the bank of River Tweed.
Mothman Sightings and the Point Pleasant Silver Bridge Collapse
The chilling story of how sightings of the mysterious Mothman preceded the tragic collapse of Point Pleasant's Silver Bridge in 1967.
Creepypasta: The Internet's Answer to Urban Legends
You know it's true . . . you heard it from a friend who read a post from a friend on an Internet chat room. Now Creepypasta is scaring up some popularity.
Tunguska-Tesla Theory: Did Tesla Cause the Tunguska Explosion?
Discover why some believe the Tunguska Event of 1908 was a massive explosion caused by Nikola Tesla’s greatest top-secret invention.
Urban Legends, Monsters, and Haunted Places in North Carolina
North Carolina—also known as the Tar Heel State—is home to the Appalachian Mountains, lovely scenery, beautiful beaches... and lots of monsters. Read on to get a glimpse of the delightfully horrid things this state has to offer.
Urban Legends, Monsters, and Haunted Places in Ohio
Good ole Ohio, a rather peaceful state known for the buckeye tree, home to America's first traffic light, the first pro baseball team and of course Helltown.... and zombie apocalypse emergency drills.... and dogmen, the tortured children of Gore Orphanage, frogmen.... ok, maybe it's not so peaceful after all.
Louisiana Urban Legends, Monsters, and Haunted Places
Long before hurricane Katrina brought forth the tales of sharks and alligators swimming through the flooded streets of new Orleans in 2005, there already existed a vast amount of urban legends and ghost stories involving the State of Louisiana. From werewolves to vampires, zombies and ghosts, Louisiana seems to have it all.
Indiana Urban Legends, Monsters, and Haunted Places
While spending a week vacationing in Indianapolis, I discovered some unusual and creepy tales from the great state of Indiana. With any luck, you the reader will find my discoveries as interesting as I have.
Washington Edition—Urban Legends, Monsters, and Haunted Places
There has always been a lot of mystery wrapped up into the state of Washington. With it's diverse landscape and climate, ranging from foggy coastlines to snow covered mountains, comes a large variety of urban legends and haunted places to choose from.