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Jake, the Alligator Man
Unlike most cryptids, Jake, the Alligator Man was quite social in his heyday. Witnesses say that the scaly beast enjoyed frequenting whorehouses and clubs, and entertaining at carnivals when he took a notion.
Island of the Dolls
Last weekend while I was kayaking down a small river in southern Missouri, I would have been astounded to come across an island with broken and decaying dolls hanging from the trees as I paddled around a bend.
Charles Dickens, Ghostwriter
Renowned author Charles Dickens passed away on June 9, 1870. He had been working on The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the work was not complete at the time of his death. With the help of the spirit of Dickens, Thomas James completed the novel.
Actor Brett Cullen’s Paranormal Encounter
In 1998, Cullen rented an old Victorian home that had belonged to a surgeon during the Civil War. The surgeon's daughter had been hit by a musket ball and died in the house. When Cullen and his young daughter moved in, the spirit of the girl awakened.
Review of The Possession
Review of the movie, The Possession, a summer 2012 release starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis and Madison Davenport. This paranormal movie was written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, directed by Ole Bornedal, and produced by one of my favorites, Sam Raimi.
The Greenbrier Ghost
One of the earliest documented cases of domestic violence took place in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in 1897 when Elva Zona Heaster was murdered by her husband. This case is unusual because the victim found a way to ensure that her husband paid the price for his crime.
Haunted Mansion in Kansas City
The Strawberry Hill Mansion Museum was built in 1887. Several apparitions have manifested at the mansion including a male spirit who doesn’t like visitors, “The Lady in Red” believed to be the ghost of a homeless woman who died during an abortion, and several others.
The Ghost Club of London
I learned of the oldest paranormal research and investigation club in the world, The Ghost Club, through my research William Butler Yeats, who joined the organization in 1911. Other well-known members have included Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Peter Cushing.
Eye Floaters as Spiritual Phenomenon
Mr. Tausin believes that eye floaters in the vitreous are not a sign of disease nor are they a sign of old age. They are a “connection with our own development of consciousness.”
Giant Cryptid caught in Canada
The 1100 pound white sturgeon, believed to be over 100 years old, measured 12 feet 4 inches in length with a girth of 53 inches. The monster fish was caught and released on the Fraser River in British Columbia.
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