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Jumping Chupacabras: The search for the goat-sucker

Posted on September 24, 2020

I remember when I was a kid channel surfing, thinking of news in the same way a vampire thinks of holy water. CNN, Fox News, NBC News, a waste of space that robbed me of precious cartoon time. Then, o... Read More

The Terror of The Skinwalker: The Native American Sith Lord

Posted on September 23, 2020

America is a hodgepodge of cultures, traditions, folklore tales, and nasty critters of the deep. We simply love to collect monsters and boogeymen from other regions. This great plain of a country, a b... Read More

The History of Haunted Dolls Part 1: Egyptian Demons and Teddy Bears.

Posted on August 13, 2020

The history of haunted dolls, or more exactly the chronology behind the phenomenon of magical effigies, is closely linked to the history of humankind. We really can't talk about Annabelle or Robert, o... Read More

Spanish Flu Epidemic Camp in Kansas.

The Spanish Flu: The Facts, Figures and Skeletons

Posted on March 28, 2020

What was the Spanish Flu? The Flu under the scopeThe Spanish flu was the first of two pandemics caused by the H1N1 influenza virus. That nomenclature is no-doubt pinging your spider-sense; it sou... Read More

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

Posted on January 26, 2020

The Alamo is the big-ticket item. If you're a tourist and it's your first time in San Antonio, then visiting the Alamo is a must. Not doing so is akin to going to Paris and then forgetting to give the... Read More

Brisco Western Ghosts in San Antonio, TX

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Posted on January 25, 2020

There's always been a love-love relationship between museums and ghosts. Between those two entities, there really is no blood loss. Maybe it has to do with the fact that museums are nothing more than ... Read More

Victoria’s Black Swan Inn

Posted on January 24, 2020

Where do I begin? The truth is that this place might as well be studied as a whole course in any would-be parapsychology class. The Victoria Black Swan Inn is steeped in tradition, lore, and romantic ... Read More

Freeman_coliseum ghosts

Freeman Coliseum

Posted on January 23, 2020

On October 27, 1858, the human species evolved. In a wild tangent of Homo Sapien, a mutant gene attacked the genome of a gestating child and when that spawn sprung forth from his mother's womb the chi... Read More

train tracks san antonio ghosts

Ghost Tracks

Posted on January 20, 2020

Rarely do you get from an anthropological point of view something like San Antonio's Ghost Tracks. It's a perfect example of an urban legend, but unlike others of its kind, you can actually trace its... Read More

Huebner-Onion Homestead

Huebner-Onion Homestead

Posted on January 19, 2020

Not all ghost stories start off with a grizzly murder or some deranged bit of humanity showing off why it's such a cruel species... some ghosts stories are tossed onto the barbecue pit of history, to ... Read More