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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…

Quest of the Red King- The Search for Werewolves

No mention of werewolves would be complete without a mention of Montague Summers, werewolf hunter extraordinaire. For the record, werewolves are most known for unbridled cruelty, beastial ferocity, and ravening hunger. History suggests that “evening wolves,” were demons to lure…

Coal Mine Terminology

The Appalachian coal fields are rich in lore, legend and infamy. Here are some common terms used from the hey-day of Appalachian Coal Mines. Afterdamp- Toxic fumes that occur after an explosion within a mine. Residual gases often include: carbon…

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Ghost Trains in America

Trains were once the most used commercial transportation in America. It is no puzzle that there are countless tales and stories surrounding this part of our history. Newark Central Station (New Jersey) has a tale surrounding a hobo that excited…

Disappearing Trains?

Can trains disappear? This is something which seems to be a straightforward question with a simple answer: it’s impossible. Perhaps, as we witnessed with the horrific tragedy in Japan, where a tsunami was said to have taken a train with…