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Month: May 2011

Strange and Macabre Facts about the Titanic

We’ve all heard the history of the sinking of the Titanic. We’ve heard of the pomp and pagentry involved in the luxurious vessel as well as the tremendous loss of life. What we seldom hear is the events leading up…

Blog Fiction Horror Writing

Silent Hill Fanfiction

Yes, I dabble in fan fiction. Geeks ahoy, so there, I admit it. I have a problem. I really like Silent Hill. Here are links to what I’ve written: Silent Hill: Ashes Silent Hill: Remnant Fanfiction writers, you are not…

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

News for Silent Hill fans! The new movie “Silent Hill: Revelation” will be out next year! I am excited. I know there are mixed emotions regarding the first film, however, I must say I enjoyed it. While the plotlines of…

Support Your Local Asylum

One of the finest examples of American architecture and history is under assault on a daily basis. Across our nation, demolition teams, developers and other commercially-minded individuals see our old asylums as rubbish. Something to be destroyed and forgotten. Local…

Who was Sammy Spangler?

In the Scott County area of Virginia, there lived a man who would certainly draw attention today. As far as it’s known, no such figure existed before or after him. He lived in the region from birth until death, encompassing…

Blog Folklore

Bizarre Archeology: Horned Skulls

Today, I’m highlighting the discoveries of horned skulls through history.  I came across this recently and decided to post some of the article here. I’ll leave a link in case you’d like to check it out. Discovered: 1880s Sayre is…

Whatever Happened to Night Gallery?

I would like to know whatever happened to shows like “Night Gallery?” I’ll admit it was a little before my time, but thanks to DVDs, I’ve recently started watching the series anew. Shows today, related to the supernatural, are utterly…

Stop the Clock!

One of the more curious of Appalachian customs revolves around death customs. Primarily, why were clocks stopped when someone died? Why were mirrors covered? These traditions, which indeed have roots in Western Europe, are summed up as such: Clocks were…