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Nacht Ruprecht and the Tomtin
In Germanic folklore, there is a horror story about creatures that lived in the Black Forest many centuries ago.Vicious “little people” called tomtin - who might also be called dwarves or elves were said to roam the area committing vicious crimes against humanity during the harsh winter months.
I have always loved bats.Maybe my infatuation with the flying mammals has something to do with my lifelong love of vampire movies and cave exploring. Of course, I might not feel so affectionate toward them if I encountered a bat with a twelve-foot wingspan and a face like a monkey!
What is Cryptozoology?
Cryptids, the name for the creatures studied in this field, are not only beings whose existence have not yet been proven, but is also given to creatures sighted in areas to which they are not indigenous.
The Thanksgiving Folsom Prison Phantom
The current operations manager at the prison’s museum and author of “Images of America: Folsom Prison,” James Brown, has heard many strange tales about ghosts haunting the old prison. Brown also worked at the prison for several decades.
Molly Brown House in Denver
Although I've never heard any rumors or stories about the Molly Brown House in my hometown of Hannibal, Missouri being haunted, evidently the Molly Brown House in Denver does have its share of ghostly apparitions.
Old Hood Residence in Portland
The ghosts of a murderer and his wife, the victim, share a home with the Brown family in North Portland, Oregon.
Haunted Hemingway House
After the prominent author’s suicide in the summer of 1961, his ghost has been seen often at his Key West home and at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in the area, which was known to be a favorite “haunt” of Hemingway.
London’s Haunted 50 Berkeley Square
Since Victorian times, 50 Berkeley Square has had a reputation for being haunted and infested with “ghosts and other supernatural horrors.” The most haunted house in London. Evidently the horrors found inside of the house have even caused “death and madness.”
Haunted Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a great place to enjoy yourself, learn about local history, and take a ghost tour. The possibility of meeting a ghost during your stay is very likely!
Voodoo (Vodou) Zombies of Haiti
Zombies are made into the living dead through a bokor’s potion and, perhaps an accompanying spell. The bokor makes the zombie his slave by taking his or her life, and then bringing the individual back from the dead - usually with no memory of a past.
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