In Navajo (Navajo: Diné) culture, a skin-walker (yee naaldlooshii) is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal. The term is not used for healers. Continue reading
Government reports strangely amended, over 500 sightings over 20 years, flawed scientific testing … there is a reason the Lithgow panther is part of folklore.
The crunch of dry leaves, the heavy snap of a stick, a feeling of suddenly being watched as the bush goes quiet are some of the sensations more than 560 people have reported in the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Lithgow area since 1998.
Two accounts have even been regaled since 2017. Continue reading
In Michigan folklore, the Michigan Dogman allegedly witnessed in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan. The creature is described as a seven-foot tall, blue-eyed, or amber-eyed bipedal canine-like animal with the torso of a man and a fearsome howl that sounds like a human scream. According to legends, the Michigan Dogman appears in a ten-year cycle that falls on years ending in 7. Continue reading
Mysterious creatures of the night – the stuff of nightmares! This list takes a look at ten monsters from history, myth and folklore that ought to scare the pants off us. I have tried to restrict the list to creatures that have not been presented before, to keep things interesting. Be sure to tell us your own favorite (or rather, despised) monsters in the comments. Continue reading
Throughout history and all across the world, people have reported sexual contact with all manner of supernatural beings. Many people believe “sex demons” were born out of a need to explain away subjects that were generally considered taboo. More often than not, things such as unexpected pregnancy, abortion and promiscuity were met with anger and persecution. As a result, society came up with a number of mythical creatures, ten of which are listen below. Continue reading
Vampires have haunted literature, art and folklore since the dawn of mankind. Stories of vampirism can be traced as far back as biblical times, with Lilith the first rumored vampire. The term vampire did not become an everyday superstition, and fear, until the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. Was the belief in vampires considered some type of mass hysteria, since numerous countries all had their own form of blood suckers, from the Russian Vurdalak to the Romanian Strigoi? Or are there other explanations for the myths? Continue reading
Most of us are familiar with reports of the paranormal around us – whether we ourselves are believers or sceptics. Entities such as ghosts, and mysterious animals like Big Foot and Nessie, have always haunted our collective consciousness. Amongst all the weirdness that purportedly exists in our midst, there are occurrences, which though they may not all be considered new, have earned increasing attention in modern times. Continue reading
Throughout history many tales have sprung up about legendary races of people. They often have attributes that make them different from humans whilst retaining humanoid qualities. This is a list of ten legendary races. Continue reading
It’s one of the most popular conspiracy theories, largely because a lot of the claims have at least partial facts to them. Some believe that events of the 20th century, in particular the two global conflicts that left millions upon millions slaughtered and changed the face and direction of the entire planet, were not only orchestrated, with the same people controlling both sides, but were decades in the planning.
Such conspiracy theories gave rise to claims of a “shadow world government,” as well as theories on the Illuminati, who they are, and what their ultimate goals might be. The following claims haven’t been proven. If any were, then it is something that we should all pay attention to, lest we ever let ourselves be collectively fooled again. Continue reading
What makes the so-called Gemstone File so intriguing is that while no one can prove its authenticity, plenty of the claims within its pages have proven to be very true. Essentially, the Gemstone File is said to be the notes and results of an extensive investigation by “Bruce Roberts” into such people as Howard Hughes, the Kennedys, and ultimately Aristotle Onassis. They paint a grim picture of who really controlled events during the latter half of the 20th century in the United States.
This is assuming you believe the Gemstone File is true, though. In fact, the debate over the authenticity of the conspiracy theorists’ dream that is the Gemstone File is where we will start our list, as it also explains in a little more detail just what the file actually is. Continue reading