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Yesterday’s Myths & Mysteries


Is This Image Proof of Real…Fairies?

John Hyatt of Manchester Metropolitan University has come forward with images of what he claims are actual fairies. He encountered them in Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, where he’d been out photographing the landscape.

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Fairy Rings: Myth and Nature

Fairy rings. While science would call them naturally occurring rings of mushrooms, folklore tells us that these strange formations are actually the work of supernatural beings. They’re portals to other worlds or strange remnants of dancing faerie folk. Of course, those are just stories, right?

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Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

This year, we saw one of the stranger mysteries of recent memory: Elisa Lam, the young woman who was found dead in a water tank at the historic Cecil Hotel. While that case appears to be closed, officially, we still don’t know what exactly transpired that night in January, and ...

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Stingy Jack: The Origin of a Halloween Tradition

Halloween is a modern yearly tradition, but its roots actually go back thousands of years to the old Celtic traditions of Samhain. This was a time of celebration, from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1, marking the beginning of the “darker half” of the year and the ...

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