09-18-2014 - 10 Real-Life Curses That (Supposedly) Killed People. A curse is said to be a supernatural influence that can cause woe and misfortune to the victim. Typically, this comes in the form of a cursed object or area, wherein the thief or intruder will befall dire consequences for their actions. In the most extreme cases, it’s been claimed that curses can cause death. The idea of curses has been explored in cultures and religions across the world. The supposed source of a curse’s power has been claimed to be anything from magic or witchcraft to a god or demon. Spiritual healers such as witch doctors and shamans are said to be able to alleviate or remove these curses. Reports of curses can be dated back to thousands of years ago, with Biblical passages and Ancient Greek texts each referring to the maledictions. Even today, the belief in curses is widespread, and typically blamed for a particularly bad run of luck. This list takes a look at some of the strangest real-life curses that allegedly caused the untimely deaths of those involved. From hexed household objects to jynxed families, these curses are enough to give thought to even the most hardened skeptic.Source: What Culture

09-18-2014 - 10 Real-Life Curses That (Supposedly) Killed People.

A curse is said to be a supernatural influence that can cause woe and misfortune to the victim. Typically, this comes in the form of a cursed object or area, wherein the thief or intruder will befall dire consequences for their actions. In the most extreme cases, it’s been claimed that curses can cause death.

The idea of curses has been explored in cultures and religions across the world. The supposed source of a curse’s power has been claimed to be anything from magic or witchcraft to a god or demon. Spiritual healers such as witch doctors and shamans are said to be able to alleviate or remove these curses.

Reports of curses can be dated back to thousands of years ago, with Biblical passages and Ancient Greek texts each referring to the maledictions. Even today, the belief in curses is widespread, and typically blamed for a particularly bad run of luck.

This list takes a look at some of the strangest real-life curses that allegedly caused the untimely deaths of those involved. From hexed household objects to jynxed families, these curses are enough to give thought to even the most hardened skeptic.

Source: What Culture




09/18/2014 - 5 Movie Monsters We Hope Are Never Actually Discovered.In 1345, the good people of Iceland started documenting the reported sightings of a giant aquatic beast patrolling the waters of Lagarfljót Lake. Soon after, the sea serpent was deemed the Lagarfljót Worm and became part of Icelandic folklore as collected by writer Jón Árnason. Like Bigfoot, UFOs and the Loch Ness Monster, the Lagarfljót Worm has been spotted (or has it?) since the early sixties – but it wasn’t until 2012 that someone actually caught the elusive beast on video, slithering its way through the icy Icelandic waters.It was that viral video that sparked the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council to form a 13-person “truth” commission to thoroughly investigate the Worm to determine its authenticity. Their findings were released recently and – BREAKING NEWS: THE WORM IS REAL (according to 7 of the 13 commission members).Finnish researcher Miisa “Debbie Downer” McKeown, claims the image is just a fishing net caught on a stick but, we’re choosing to believe the majestic and ancient sea creature actually exists – which is simultaneously exciting and frightening. It’s exciting to think that after thousands of years, there are still forms of life on our planet we’ve yet to discover; but it’s frightening to wonder what other sorts of monsters – even those from horror movies - what if they were actually real?Source: Screen Rant

09/18/2014 - 5 Movie Monsters We Hope Are Never Actually Discovered.

In 1345, the good people of Iceland started documenting the reported sightings of a giant aquatic beast patrolling the waters of Lagarfljót Lake. Soon after, the sea serpent was deemed the Lagarfljót Worm and became part of Icelandic folklore as collected by writer Jón Árnason. Like Bigfoot, UFOs and the Loch Ness Monster, the Lagarfljót Worm has been spotted (or has it?) since the early sixties – but it wasn’t until 2012 that someone actually caught the elusive beast on video, slithering its way through the icy Icelandic waters.

It was that viral video that sparked the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council to form a 13-person “truth” commission to thoroughly investigate the Worm to determine its authenticity. Their findings were released recently and – BREAKING NEWS: THE WORM IS REAL (according to 7 of the 13 commission members).

Finnish researcher Miisa “Debbie Downer” McKeown, claims the image is just a fishing net caught on a stick but, we’re choosing to believe the majestic and ancient sea creature actually exists – which is simultaneously exciting and frightening. It’s exciting to think that after thousands of years, there are still forms of life on our planet we’ve yet to discover; but it’s frightening to wonder what other sorts of monsters – even those from horror movies - what if they were actually real?

Source: Screen Rant






09/18/2014 - ‘Ariel School’ Alien Sighting: 20 Years Later. Two decades ago something strange occurred in a remote elementary school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe.  Sixty two curious and frightened schoolchildren witnessed a silver object descend from the sky, onto the furthest part of the schoolyard. To their terror, a small humanoid creature appeared on top of the craft then quickly made its way around the weed-entangled area of the lot. Some of the kids ran in horror while others stood transfixed at the strangely events unfolding before their eyes. That’s when Cynthia Hind, a South African MUFON field investigator got the call. She quickly pieced the incredible story to some strange events that began just a few days prior. Hind had written an article titled ‘UFO flap in Zimbabwe: Case No 95.’ In it, she begins with the date of Wednesday, September 14th, 1994. Source: Ghost Theory

09/18/2014 - ‘Ariel School’ Alien Sighting: 20 Years Later.

Two decades ago something strange occurred in a remote elementary school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe.  Sixty two curious and frightened schoolchildren witnessed a silver object descend from the sky, onto the furthest part of the schoolyard. To their terror, a small humanoid creature appeared on top of the craft then quickly made its way around the weed-entangled area of the lot. Some of the kids ran in horror while others stood transfixed at the strangely events unfolding before their eyes.

That’s when Cynthia Hind, a South African MUFON field investigator got the call. She quickly pieced the incredible story to some strange events that began just a few days prior. Hind had written an article titled ‘UFO flap in Zimbabwe: Case No 95.’ In it, she begins with the date of Wednesday, September 14th, 1994.

Source: Ghost Theory




09/17/2014 - Blood Alley Vancouver: Reportedly One Of The Most Haunted Spot in Vancouver. Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate it that hit up a famous haunted spot. Reportedly, there is one in Vancouver that is worth taking a look at. The name of the place alone is sure to give anyone the spooks. Here’s all there is to know about Blood Alley Vancouver. Blood Alley Vancouver reportedly got its name because of the blood splattered on the streets. This was the best place to head to for fresh meat as butchers would line up the area. Aside from the blood splatters from fresh meat, Blood Alley Vancouver also got its share of blood from the public executions held in the area. Source: Travelers Today

09/17/2014 - Blood Alley Vancouver: Reportedly One Of The Most Haunted Spot in Vancouver.

Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate it that hit up a famous haunted spot. Reportedly, there is one in Vancouver that is worth taking a look at. The name of the place alone is sure to give anyone the spooks. Here’s all there is to know about Blood Alley Vancouver.

Blood Alley Vancouver reportedly got its name because of the blood splattered on the streets. This was the best place to head to for fresh meat as butchers would line up the area. Aside from the blood splatters from fresh meat, Blood Alley Vancouver also got its share of blood from the public executions held in the area.

Source: Travelers Today


09/17/2014 - In A Kitchen Cupboard, No One Can Hear You Scream! Former Record Boss Finds Skeleton That Looks Like Creature From Horror Film Alien While Doing DIY. Former record label boss Kevin Rea had taken his kitchen cupboards apart.  Behind one footboard, he found a ‘weird nest’ with strange six-inch skeleton.  Mr Rea, of Altcar, Lancashire, said: ‘I have no idea what it is - it’s disgusting’.  Said it reminded him of terrifying Alien from 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic.  In the cult film, the grotesque creature bursts out of John Hurt’s stomach.  Meanwhile, experts can’t agree on what the disturbing find might be.Source: Mail Online

09/17/2014 - In A Kitchen Cupboard, No One Can Hear You Scream! Former Record Boss Finds Skeleton That Looks Like Creature From Horror Film Alien While Doing DIY.

Former record label boss Kevin Rea had taken his kitchen cupboards apart.  Behind one footboard, he found a ‘weird nest’ with strange six-inch skeleton.  Mr Rea, of Altcar, Lancashire, said: ‘I have no idea what it is - it’s disgusting’.  Said it reminded him of terrifying Alien from 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic.  In the cult film, the grotesque creature bursts out of John Hurt’s stomach.  Meanwhile, experts can’t agree on what the disturbing find might be.

Source: Mail Online



09/16/2014 - Alien Mystery: The Most Famous Unexplained Alien Abduction Cases. Reports on alien abductions and UFO sightings have always done the rounds, intriguing both the scientific world and lay men alike. The truth behind these abductions and sightings still remain a mystery but a few cases have got the scientific world thinking, if it really is true, what is the purpose behind these strange visits and what do they intend to do with the abductees. These are the most famous cases of alien abductions.Source: International Business Times

09/16/2014 - Alien Mystery: The Most Famous Unexplained Alien Abduction Cases.

Reports on alien abductions and UFO sightings have always done the rounds, intriguing both the scientific world and lay men alike. The truth behind these abductions and sightings still remain a mystery but a few cases have got the scientific world thinking, if it really is true, what is the purpose behind these strange visits and what do they intend to do with the abductees.

These are the most famous cases of alien abductions.

Source: International Business Times



09/16/2014 - These Creepy Disney Urban Legends Will Freak You Out. Disney is known as “the happiest place on Earth,” and that may very well be true. But in a theme park that covers as much ground as the city of San Francisco and hosts tends of millions of guests a year, it can’t possibly be all sunshine and rainbows. Some really weird things are bound to happen…and have, according to the the following freaky urban legends…Source: Movie Pilot

09/16/2014 - These Creepy Disney Urban Legends Will Freak You Out.

Disney is known as “the happiest place on Earth,” and that may very well be true. But in a theme park that covers as much ground as the city of San Francisco and hosts tends of millions of guests a year, it can’t possibly be all sunshine and rainbows. Some really weird things are bound to happen…and have, according to the the following freaky urban legends…

Source: Movie Pilot



09/15/2014 - Truth Commission: Lake Monster Does Exist. Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council. The commission was given the task of determining whether a video of the alleged monster shot by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which went viral, was authentic and whether he was entitled to a prize of ISK 500,000 (USD 4,300, EUR 3,300).Source: Iceland Review Online

09/15/2014 - Truth Commission: Lake Monster Does Exist.

Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council.

The commission was given the task of determining whether a video of the alleged monster shot by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which went viral, was authentic and whether he was entitled to a prize of ISK 500,000 (USD 4,300, EUR 3,300).

Source: Iceland Review Online


09/15/2014 - Weird Encounter On N.J. Road. Perhaps it’s apropos that in our fast-moving, highly mobile state, many of our most notable ghosts are seen hanging out at the side of the road, where it is said that they met their untimely end. Countless motorists have witnessed these roadside apparitions over the course of several generations. Unlike the popular urban legend of the Vanishing Hitchhiker, who gets picked up only to disappear from the car’s back seat, New Jersey’s street-side spooks don’t seem to have any interest in bumming a ride. They seemed to just be content to wander their own stretch of highway year in and year out, eternally reliving their final living moments here on this Earth. Source: Courier-Post

09/15/2014 - Weird Encounter On N.J. Road.

Perhaps it’s apropos that in our fast-moving, highly mobile state, many of our most notable ghosts are seen hanging out at the side of the road, where it is said that they met their untimely end.

Countless motorists have witnessed these roadside apparitions over the course of several generations. Unlike the popular urban legend of the Vanishing Hitchhiker, who gets picked up only to disappear from the car’s back seat, New Jersey’s street-side spooks don’t seem to have any interest in bumming a ride. They seemed to just be content to wander their own stretch of highway year in and year out, eternally reliving their final living moments here on this Earth.

Source: Courier-Post



09/14/2014 - Keep Ghouls Out This Halloween. At this time of year, it seems like every channel is running a horror movie marathon stretching deep into the wee hours of the morning, and it’s enough to send you burrowing deeper into your bed in terror. But is that really what you should be doing? If you’re going to stay safe from things that go bump in the night, you need to take a few protective measures — think of it as preventative maintenance for the supernatural set. We’ve got the rundown on some common supernatural threats…and how to make sure they won’t crash your Halloween party. Source: WPTZ

09/14/2014 - Keep Ghouls Out This Halloween.

At this time of year, it seems like every channel is running a horror movie marathon stretching deep into the wee hours of the morning, and it’s enough to send you burrowing deeper into your bed in terror. But is that really what you should be doing? If you’re going to stay safe from things that go bump in the night, you need to take a few protective measures — think of it as preventative maintenance for the supernatural set.

We’ve got the rundown on some common supernatural threats…and how to make sure they won’t crash your Halloween party.

Source: WPTZ




09/13/2014 - Connie Britton Petrified By Son’s Ghost Encounter. The Nashville star was shooting a film in New Orleans this summer (14) and rented a house which turned out to be haunted. She explains, “We would sort of hear things bumping around… One night I woke up and I thought I heard my son in the other room… I started to go back to sleep and I just jolted up and I got out of my room… and my friend was carrying my son up the stairs with him… “He was screaming and crying and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ and he says, ‘I don’t want to go back in there, I don’t want to see those boys in my room’. Source: Express

09/13/2014 - Connie Britton Petrified By Son’s Ghost Encounter.

The Nashville star was shooting a film in New Orleans this summer (14) and rented a house which turned out to be haunted.

She explains, “We would sort of hear things bumping around… One night I woke up and I thought I heard my son in the other room… I started to go back to sleep and I just jolted up and I got out of my room… and my friend was carrying my son up the stairs with him…

“He was screaming and crying and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ and he says, ‘I don’t want to go back in there, I don’t want to see those boys in my room’.

Source: Express




09/12/20214 - 10 Vengeful Ghosts In Folklore And Mythology. People often refer to ghosts as the dead who have unfinished business here on Earth. However, not all of that business is good, and there are stories from every culture of ghosts who seem to want nothing other than revenge against the living, usually for no reason other than spite or anger.Source: ListVerse

09/12/20214 - 10 Vengeful Ghosts In Folklore And Mythology.

People often refer to ghosts as the dead who have unfinished business here on Earth. However, not all of that business is good, and there are stories from every culture of ghosts who seem to want nothing other than revenge against the living, usually for no reason other than spite or anger.

Source: ListVerse




09/12/2014 - Oh, The Horror: Demons And Women’s Sexuality. Exorcisms are a distinct, massive subgenre in horror films for good reason. There’s just something about watching a good ol’ demonic possession movie that always hits the spot for horror movie cravings, mine especially. Even though the subgenre tends to recycle the same essential plot, it somehow never fails to frighten. Besides, it’s always interesting to see how each director will portray the demonic possession: spinning heads, levitation, animal killing, vomiting toxic goo onto everyone, etc. No matter what happens, though, one characteristic of demonic possession always stays the same: the insatiable lust of the demon, now acting through its female host—and it’s almost always a female character. Evidently, we’re more easily tainted. Or, at least, we are according to some ancient patriarchal religious idea that says women are more susceptible to being invaded by Satan. In fact, it’s such an age-old popular concept, that even if contemporary directors are not deliberately trying to propagate the masses with sexist messages, they rarely stray from this plot.Source: this MAGAZINE

09/12/2014 - Oh, The Horror: Demons And Women’s Sexuality.

Exorcisms are a distinct, massive subgenre in horror films for good reason. There’s just something about watching a good ol’ demonic possession movie that always hits the spot for horror movie cravings, mine especially. Even though the subgenre tends to recycle the same essential plot, it somehow never fails to frighten. Besides, it’s always interesting to see how each director will portray the demonic possession: spinning heads, levitation, animal killing, vomiting toxic goo onto everyone, etc.

No matter what happens, though, one characteristic of demonic possession always stays the same: the insatiable lust of the demon, now acting through its female host—and it’s almost always a female character. Evidently, we’re more easily tainted. Or, at least, we are according to some ancient patriarchal religious idea that says women are more susceptible to being invaded by Satan. In fact, it’s such an age-old popular concept, that even if contemporary directors are not deliberately trying to propagate the masses with sexist messages, they rarely stray from this plot.

Source: this MAGAZINE