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Vampire History: Part One

The vampire today is a creature of romance and legend. They are immortals that are thought to be graceful and beautiful, never aging, drifting through life free of care. That is the power of Hollywood. Traditionally, vampires were anything, but…

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La Quintrala- The Legend

Catalina de los Rios y Lisperger (1604-1665) is a woman of infamy in Chile. She was a noblewoman, noted for her flaming red hair. Throughout her reign of cruelty and terror, she abused and murdered countless numbers. She was a…

Stone Lore and Legend

The simple stone is fairly mundane to us today, but there was a time when various stones were considered invaluable. Some of the old European lore surrounding rocks is:   Gargates- Black Amber believed to have many paranormal virtues. Garnet-…

Woman in the Shack

A shack once stood in the Gap Creek area of Carter County, Tennessee. A traveling salesman passed through the area nearly a century ago. He’d endured a hard, unsuccessful day and decided to move on to the next town. His…

Beware the Midnight Axe

Legends abound when it comes to the arena of portents, omens and signs. One such legend is that of the “Midnight Axe.” This lore has roots in England, Mexico, and Ceylon (which is Sri Lanka today). The legend revolves around…

The Sparta Mystery

Burying grounds were discovered in Sparta, Tennessee, in 1828. Unlike the majority in the area, these corpses didn’t belong to the Native American, English, German or any other identifiable, ethnic group. The discovery has fallen out of legend and into…

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…