A considerable percentage of the earth is covered by water, and one tends to wonder that, very many years ago, mermaids and sea serpents were believed to be hidden by the oceans. Regarding movies, storybooks, and other relevant resources, mermaids are believed to be underwater living things that are half-human and half fish. This, in turn, captured...
To define what vampires are, they are ungodly imagined beings that wander mainly during the night, searching for human beings to feed on their blood. Interestingly, after feeding on the human’s blood, they end up killing them, and eventually, they turn into vampires too. I tend to imagine that vampires are real; even if...
"Double, double, toil and trouble…" We all know the stereotypical depiction of witchcraft, which has been standardized to the point that this refrain from Macbeth (often misquoted as "bubble, bubble, toil and trouble") is well-known to be associated with it – but is this how witchcraft really works? Most modern-day witches would tell you...
“Wendy? Darling? Light of my life. I’m not going to hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.” These brilliant words from Stephen King’s horror-filled masterpiece the Shining, continue to send spine-tingling shivers straight through us no matter how many times we have seen Jack with that ax. Whether or not we want to admit it, fear...
One of the oldest universities in the Charlotte area is Queen's University. This university is more than 150 years old. The roots of this institution stretch back to an era when ghost stories were incredibly popular. Now, these are days are mostly found in Hollywood sounds, such as The Conjuring or Insidious, but at the same time,...
Cold and darkness, falling leaves, and pumpkin patches bursting with October orange can only mean one thing. Fall has enveloped the earth and her people into the distinct season of all things that change. Fall ushers in school days, the scent of crushed earth and spice, and plenty of blanket fluffing. For our Pagan friends the Celts, fall had...
You decide. This video was taken by a colleague of mine whose name is Koua Yang. He has been a business analyst at Charter Communications, aka Spectrum, for several years. During that time, I’ve worked alongside him on many different projects. Not once in all our experience working together have I had any occasion to question his integrity. So, based...
One of the oldest universities in the Charlotte area is Queen's University. This university is more than 150 years old. The roots of this institution stretch back to an era when ghost stories were incredibly popular. Now, these are days are mostly found in Hollywood sounds, such as The Conjuring or Insidious, but at the same time,...
A dark night, a dangerous bend in the road, and a driver who loses control -- all elements of the spooky local legend that haunts Lydia's Bridge in Jamestown, NC. Here, if you're driving by at night, you just may see a woman in a white dress, desperately flagging down motorists for a ride home. But what will happen...
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Waverly Hills Sanatorium was originally erected as a hospital to house and treat tuberculosis patients during the midst of a TB epidemic. While conditions were mostly good for the thousands of patients treated there and most lived, over 8,000 men, women, and children died within its walls during its glory...
Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, was one of the most luxurious hotels in the area when it was built and remains so today. However, some of today's guests visit not because they've found themselves in the area, looking for a place to rest, but because they're curious about the tales they've heard of Grove Park Inn's...
Long before the Colonial window panes swarmed with flies and the first chorus of disembodied voices warned the many residents at 112 Oceanview Drive of impending doom, terror mixed with torment was the norm behind the walls of the now infamous house of horrors in Amityville, New York.  For nearly a decade the DeFeo family occupied the beautifully renovated home, complete...
Violence, brutality, and cruelty are the painful hallmarks of reality for inmates serving time in corrupted correctional facilities across our country.  Youth offenders are no exception to the current state, with tens of thousands of juveniles held under oppressive conditions.  In fact, as recently as the 19th century,  youth offenders and children that society couldn’t be bothered with, including orphans and children in poverty, were...