Category: legends and unknown
Although it sounds like the name of some sort of restaurant chain that sells chicken wings, unbeknownst to most is the ancient indian legend of the Wendigo Spirit.
Originating as a myth of the Algonquian Indians, this demon is believed to lurk between Canada and North America. The creature is said to have lived for many moons, possessing humans with its diseased spirit. If infected by the spirit, one will go utterly mad and feast off of human flesh, proof that the zombie myth dates back farther than Night of the Living Dead.
Here lay just a few documented encounters of the spirit:
In 1920, A young doctor was said to have moved to Fort Kent with his wife in a time of war, helping those in need. Little did he know, an ancient spirit lurked within the land and soon … Read More »
Take a psychiatric hospital opened in 1903, add decades of patient mistreatment and death, and you have the perfect formula for one of the most active paranormal locations in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a child, I grew up in the last house adjacent to the Pennhurst grounds, after we moved and I reached the teenage years, my mother made me promise to not drive back into the grounds, though she would never explain why. Of course, this didn’t stop us from making our midnight trips to the abandoned buildings and forests surrounding them.
The property spans 120 acres of grounds and multiple buildings. You can find old pictures and advertisements online portraying the hospital as an idyllic location for psychological and mental treatment. You can also find official documentation from inside the hospital, detailing years of abuse and law breaking. A documentary … Read More »
Imagine if you will, in the dead of night, you hear a knock on your door. You look through the peephole to see a child or teenager asking to use the phone. Or you are walking alone in a deserted area when you are then approached by hooded figures in the form of children who are in need of your help. Only there is something off about them. For one, you feel a sense of dread and terror as they approach. And if you’re brave enough to stick around, you might see them look into your eyes. Only what is seen are dead black eyes devoid of any humanity. This is the mystery surrounding the phenomena of the Black Eyed Children, a story that has gained increasing popularity around the internet for decades.
The urban legend of the Black Eyed Children … Read More »
One of the main reasons December 2012 is linked with a number of doomsday predictions is that many people believe the “Mayan calendar” ends in December of 2012 and they think that was the Maya’s way of predicting the end of the world.
By now, most people have probably heard that the Maya didn’t believe the world was going to end in 2012. But, if the Maya didn’t believe doomsday was coming with the end of their calendar, then why do so many people think they did? What is the origin of this doomsday belief?
The origins of this myth read like an academic soap opera and a conspiracy to manipulate the public for profit that has been building up for over 1,000s of years. Several factors throughout history have perpetuated the myth. To understand them, we need to go back to the … Read More »
The terms “Armageddon” and “apocalypse” have become synonymous with the end of the world. They have been used to describe various earth-destroying events brought on by some form of natural disaster, or an interstellar object colliding with the earth, or even a horde of rampaging zombies. The term apocalypse, however, is derived from the Greek word “apokalupsis,” which doesn’t mean global annihilation, but instead means a prophetic disclosure or a “revelation.” The source of the term Armageddon reveals that its intended meaning is tied to a specific set of circumstances that lead not to end of the earth itself, but to the large-scale destruction of mankind.
What is Armageddon?
The concept of Armageddon originated from Christian theology, so the details of its meaning are inseparable from the Christian prophesy that inspired it and must be considered within that context. The term comes … Read More »
“The world we live in exists only in our denial of the real world” -anonymous
In my research I have come across the urban legend/myth of shadow people, a phenomena that seems to plague many people. These creatures, or whatever they are, look like shadows or silhouette’s of humans and are usually seen out of the corner of your eye and sometimes appear on walls in your house. When you try and look at them head on, they will dart past and disappear into a wall or another room.
One of the most misunderstood entities to be seen, they seem to come out mostly at night and usually hide in dark corners of hallways. They are similar to the legend called Slender Man, an unusually tall dark suited figure that stalks humans and is purported to steal children, according to ancient myths.
But unlike … Read More »
Do you ever stop to question what’s in the food you are eating or perhaps who is producing it? In my experience, the answer is more often than not a resounding no. Well, something to consider regarding this is that unless you eat organic foods all the time, most of what we eat comes out of a company that has been accused by many as being one of, if not the most, evil corporations on the planet. Does the name Monsanto ring a bell? If not then I urge you to read on and learn a little bit about what is lurking in your food pantry and why Monsanto is blamed for poisoning humans for over a century.
Founded by Missouri Pharmacist John Francis Queeny in 1901, almost every non-organic food product available has a connection with Monsanto. GMOs, or genetically … Read More »
So, you thought your primary worry when renting a hotel room was bedbugs, right? Dead Wrong!
Have you ever heard about the vacationing couple who complained about the smell of their Las Vegas hotel room to later discover the body of a murdered girl under their bed? Well, it’s happened, and on more than one occasion.
The first documented incident reportedly happened in 1982 when two car thiefs, Richard Kuklinski and Daniel Deppner, decided to dispose of their third accomplice, Gary Smith, by feeding him a hamburger laced with cyanide. Smith enjoyed his dinner, but death by poisoning took too long in Kuklinki’s eyes, and he eventually strangled Smith. Kuklinski and Deppner then stuffed Smith under the bed of their New Bergen, New Jersey hotel room. Gary Smith’s body was found four days later, on December 27th. During that time frame the … Read More »
Ugh, even the title gives me the heebie-jeebies. Also known as “The Licked Hand” or “The Doggy Lick”, this classic creep-out myth has been causing kids and grown adults alike to do the run n’ jump into bed for decades. This tall tale has nestled itself comfortably in popular culture as well, appearing in television shows such as Supernatural and a personal favorite book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The minds behind the Urban Legends Trilogy loved it so much that they used it two different ways in the second and third installations. All right! Let’s get to the story already!
A girl is home alone and happens to hear a report on the radio about a serial killer on the loose. Her mind somewhat at ease knowing that her devoted dog would be at her side throughout the … Read More »
Located in Tuscan, Arizona, Farmer John’s meat packing plant has been the stuff of ghostly invention since the sixties. While dilapidated it was often an attraction to many urban spelunkers, photographers and graffiti artists. One can only assume this is due to the ominous aura it exudes as defunct animal murder house.
According to local lore, more than critters in line to be BBQ fodder lost their lives at good ole Farmer John’s. In 1964 it is rumored that the factory shut down after the children of owner Warren James suspiciously went missing. The nanny, Miss Stiles, brought Sarah and Nelson by to see their father and left them in his office for only a moment but when she returned they were gone. Mr. James immediately shut down production and searched frantically for them throughout the building before contacting police. A … Read More »
There are legends and myths that have been around for centuries and have seared themselves into our minds and culture. Then there are those that have been brought to life by way of modern technologies reminding us of nightmares that should have been buried and forgotten. One such legend is known through internet popularity as Slender man.
The creature known as Slender man is said to have the appearance of a tall, lanky man in a black suit. Not so scary, right? Just wait.
He towers at six to seven feet with unusually thin limbs. His face, if you can call it that, is featureless and white, though some say that it can morph into whatever you fear the most. His arms, however, can stretch out to grab his victims and bend in unnatural ways with long, talon-like fingers used to scratch … Read More »
Sure, envelope glue usually tastes quite awful, but is there a more disgusting reason to not run your tongue along that bitter-sweet, semi-sticky track of adhesive? I’m sure that description in itself has you drooling profusely. Well, drag a sleeve across your chin and brace yourself for these popular envelope glue hoaxes and myths.
Various e-mails from various envelope manufacturing company employees have circulated the internet, grossing out people by the thousands. Even I as a child remember a rumor floating around that there were spider eggs in envelope glue and I quickly switched to simply taping them shut. Other equally icky accounts include dead rats at the bottom of glue barrels and using dirty mop water to thin out batches that are gumming up the machinery. Several sites quote an Andy Hume, who … Read More »
The creativity and inventiveness of the human mind is not only evident in the centuries of fine art and music collected throughout history. It’s also evident in the devices and vast number of methods that mankind has created to destroy one another throughout the ages. Whether it’s killing one person accused of committing a crime or of being a witch, or slaughtering people en mass as an act of war or terrorism, humanity has turned killing into a sinister and macabre form of art. In this series, we will look at the kinds of devices created when mankind’s creativity and inventiveness are unleashed in combination with their tendency for insatiable bloodlust.
The Brazen Bull was a particularly unique combination of artistry and bloodlust that dates back to Sicily in the 6th century A.D. The bull sculptures were forged out of bronze … Read More »
Have you ever witnessed something you couldn’t explain, possibly an animal seeming to be outside of nature? Or perhaps you have heard stories of such creatures, the ones that loom in dark places at night leaving strange tracks on the ground and peering at you with glowing red eyes. Creatures that stalk humans and even terrorize communities, those that are outside the realm of science. They have been spotted and talked about since ancient times and are the source of nighttime terrors and the origins of many legends and myths from our culture and from around the world.
The monsters in which I speak are being classified as cryptids, a term describing them as unknown in the animal kingdom. This pseudoscience is known as cryptozoology, and while the term is fairly recent, these creatures of the skies, forests, and deep within … Read More »