The Mermaid Situation

Mermaids. Throughout the world, these half-fish, half-human creatures have embedded themselves in folklore and legend, film and literature. The first known story was that of the Syrian goddess Atargatis, who inadvertently transformed into a mermaid. She had intended to become a fish, as self-punishment for killing a human she loved. But the powers that be …

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Why Would Ghosts Cause Cold Spots?

One of the many signs of a haunted house is the existence of alleged cold spots, areas where the temperature inexplicably drops, leaving haunted individuals with supernatural chills. I’d like to explore this concept from two perspectives: 1.) if ghosts were real, why would they cause cold spots?; and 2.) assuming they’re not real, what …

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Why Superstition May Actually Work

As you’ve probably heard, this month’s Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon, something that won’t happen again for another 35 years. This strange mixture of lunar madness and bad luck has left many to wonder if something peculiar might happen today. But those are just superstitions, right?

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8 Dead Celebrities Who Were Virtually Brought Back to Life

We seem to have entered a strange new era, a time when death is truly only the beginning. At least for celebrities, actors, and musicians. More and more, technology is being used to virtually resurrect the popular dead, to bring them back to life so they may continue to entertain from the beyond the grave. Macabre? Perhaps. Below you’ll find …

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Video {Hoax}: The Birdman Pirate Broadcast

This video is undoubtedly fake, but I found it interesting (and entertaining) nonetheless, and thought I’d share. It surfaced on May 9, 2013, and allegedly contains evidence of a broadcast intrusion that occurred on November 18, 2007 at 3:43 PM on Fox affiliate station Fox 30 in Jacksonville, Florida. An episode of Matlock appears to be …

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The Old Hag Syndrome Movie: Have You Ever Experienced Sleep Paralysis?

You awake suddenly in the middle of the night, unable to move and terrified to open your eyes. The sound of wretched breathing slowly approaches, and a force begins to push down upon your chest. And just when you think you will die of fright, the terror vanishes and you can move again. Was it a nightmare, …

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