Exploring Canadian Monsters: Manitoba

Manitoba has a special place in the world of monsters. The word “cryptid” was first used by Manitoba’s John E. Wall in 1983 to describe animals sought by cryptozoologists. The province of Manitoba stretches from the U.S. border of North Dakota in the south to the territory of Nunavut to the north. It is the eighth largest of Canada’s provinces and territories at 651,036 square kilometers, and boasts prairies, farmland, mountains, lakes, rivers and tundra. With 645 kilometers ofHudson Bay coastline to […] Read More

Exploring Canadian Monsters: New Brunswick

New Brunswick, one of the smallest Canadian provinces at 72,908 square kilometers, is nestled on Canada’s eastern shores between Nova Scotia and Quebec, sitting atop the American state Maine like a pompadour. First Nations peoples have lived in the area since at least 7000 BCE. New Brunswick was also part of Vinland, a section of North America explored by the Vikings around 1000 CE. The province is covered by 15 million acres of forestland, more than 60 rivers, and […] Read More

Secrets of Alchemists’ 600-Year-Old Textbook Hidden in Strange Stains and Grime

The half-magic, half-science practice of Alchemy is still shrouded in mystery. Far from merely an obsessive quest to transmute lead in gold, alchemy was an old and complex school of study that laid much of the foundation for the modern fields of chemistry and medicine. In 2014, the Science History Institute (then called the Chemical Heritage Foundation) acquired an extensive collection of alchemical tomes from a private collector, including a 600-year-old leather-bound book titled (in quintessential medieval wizard style) Recipes and […] Read More

The Mystery of Sweden’s Bizarre Mass Disappearance

Mysterious disappearances come in many forms, and one very baffling type is that of mass disappearances, in which more than one person goes missing at the same time, often vanishing into thin air to leave searchers scrabbling for answers that may never come. One very strange such case of a mass vanishing happened in the country of Sweden, and which involves a series of strange events that have left investigators struggling to connect the dots ever since. There was […] Read More

Precog Crime Fighting: The A.I. Approach vs the PSI Approach

Do we live in dangerous times? It depends who you ask: To a neo-Hobbesian like Steven Pinker we’ve never lived more safely in all of human history,  but survivors of mass shootings might beg to differ though… One thing is for sure, and that is the approach to police work has radically changed in the last decades, thanks to modern technology. We have filled our streets with surveillance cameras which will soon be enabled with face-recognition capabilities. And DNA-testing […] Read More

Strange Tales of Encounters with the Devil

Throughout many religions, philosophies, and faiths around the world there has always been a figure held up as the absolute personification of evil. Far from reserved from the realms of just Christianity, this archetype of darkness and evil has been present since time unremembered. In modern times such ideas as the existence of a literal Devil have been treated as merely folklore and mythology, a metaphor for the evils of humankind, but there are many who take this to […] Read More

The Adventures of Captain William Hitchens: Encounters With Early Cryptozoology

Amidst the forested regions of Africa’s western Wembare Plains, there are many stories told of strange animals. Well-known in the local African traditions, the stories of encounters with these creatures remain obscure to the minds of people in most other parts of the world, save only for the occasions when foreigners have had experiences of their own that would shake their skepticism of such folk beliefs. It was in such a place–the Simbiti woodlands–in the year 1900 that Captain William Hitchens had his […] Read More

8 Signs That Your House Is Haunted

Unusual and strange sounds in the middle of the night? Slamming of doors even when there’s no wind? Your dog, barking at nothing? Seeing unexplained shadow? These are the signs that should not be casually ignored, as they can mean something deeper. Sometimes, a human is not able to see the spirits, but an animal is. Thus, if you have a pet and its behavior has changed suddenly, do not ignore this. The people who do not care about […] Read More

Missing Woman Found in the Jungle Says Divine Voice Taught Her Photosynthesis

On March 26, 2018 Katherine Brewster, a 27-year-old woman from England, walked into the dense forest of southern Brazil. She didn’t come out, at least not until far past the point of concern. An international search for the missing woman was formed and she was found five days later in a remote part of the Brazilian jungle where poisonous plants are abundant and jaguar attacks are a real danger. Initially, she was reported as having simply got lost after […] Read More

Scotland’s Mysterious Clashindarroch Beast Caught on Camera

Last year, sheep farmers in Scotland were horrified by a series of brutal sheep mutilations for which no definitive cause was found. Naturally, it was immediately speculated that some sort of large, unidentified feline species was behind the attacks. In the United Kingdom, many of the recurring cryptid sightings revolve around mysterious big cats, feline creatures far too large to be normally associated with the British isles. Like most cryptids, however, these mystery cats have the seemingly magical ability […] Read More

Bizarre Law Enforcement Encounters with Demonic Forces

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel are in an undoubtedly dangerous line of work. In their everyday lives they are faced with threats and dangers that most of us can’t even imagine, and doubtlessly come across their fair share of strange or frightening experiences and stories. Yet standing out from all of this are the tales from cops of encountering things they have not been prepared for, and from which all of their training and weapons offer little […] Read More

Conspiracies and AI Nightmares: The Dark World of YouTube Kids

Parenting is hard work. Luckily, today there are scores of technological distractions you can lazily park your toddler in front of to free up all of that important smartphone time that should be spent actually, you know, interacting with your kid. For better or worse (definitely worse), today’s tots enjoy a whole smörgåsbord of digital media to keep them endlessly and mindlessly entertained, and more and more modern parents are opting to give their young children their own digital […] Read More

Unraveling the deception of the Mississippi Capitol’s ‘Egyptian Princess’

San Diego Giant on display at side show. In December of 1896, a group of anatomists and anthropologists from Washington, D.C. traveled to a sideshow in Atlanta to examine a mummy known as the San Diego Giant, purportedly the ancient desiccated corpse of one of the tallest men who ever lived. The previous year, newspapers across the country heralded the discovery of the mummified remains of a Native American man near San Diego.  What was so compelling about the […] Read More