Among the throngs of this year's trick-or-treaters, hundreds of Americans will be dressed as Miley Cyrus or a minion from "Despicable Me," but more will go with a fail-safe getup. "Witch" once again reigns as the No. 1 costume for adults, according to the National Retail Federation's 2013 Halloween survey.
Many of the pointy-hatted sorcerers who roam the streets this Oct. 31 will be carrying broomsticks or besoms. But few likely know the murky tale of how witches came to be associated with those familiar household objects. Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Why do witches fly on broomsticks? Megan Gannon examines the accounts of flying witches.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
You've probably heard of the hollow earth theory, but what about the hollow moon theory? The evidence is intriguing at the very least.
The moon is often described as having divine, feminine energy – the female counterpart to our Sun. It is a source of cosmic phenomena, providing us with beautiful eclipses, changing tides, and hopefully a future staging point for missions to Mars and beyond. But when we start to look at the moon under a closer lens, a number of aberrant characteristics suggest that it might be hollow. Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2018
As if being underground isn't creepy enough, according to Brent Swancer, people are encountering humanoid monsters when down there.
There is perhaps no creepier place than a long, winding tunnel or cave leading off into the darkness into the confines of the earth. It instills some sort of primal dread in us, a fear we cannot escape, and leaves us to wonder just where that dim passageway leads and what things lie within it. Of course considering the spooky nature of the tunnels, caverns, sewers, and other subterranean places of our world there are bound to be tales of something weird pacing about in those places beneath our feet, and there are plenty. Some of the most spectacular and bizarre of reports of underground monsters have to do with beings and beasts that are somewhat humanoid in nature, prowling about down there in the depths and beyond our understanding. Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Witches who oppose Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh turn to magic to achieve their aims.
WITCHES plan to place a hex on controversial Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh as they believe justice has not been served following sexual assault allegations.
Judge Kavanaugh has been embroiled in a fierce row over historic allegations of sexual misconduct.
He was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice due to a lack of evidence to support the allegations but much of America remains unhappy.
For that reason, thousands of ‘witches’ have teamed up in an attempt to place a hex on Judge Kavanaugh.
More than 1,300 people are believed to have bought tickets to the public cursing of Judge Kavanaugh on November 3, at a location in New York. Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Brent Swancer examines the mighty and magical weapons of the ancients.
Humankind has always pursued better ways to more effectively kill each other. It is the nature of the beast for us to want the means to gain the upper hand against our enemies, to better and annihilate them if need be. We have been in a perpetual arms race since time unremembered, practically since the first flickers of consciousness danced within our ancestor’s brains, going from hand, to stick, to stone, to sword, and beyond, ever trying to outdo those who would threaten or oppose us. In a great many tales throughout history there have been those who succeeded in gaining the ultimate weapon, in the form of artifacts of incredible magical might, which decimated the enemy with their supernatural power but which today remain buried and lost in time. Here are tales of fantastical mystical objects of war, weapons with godlike powers, and magical military might. Read more
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Brent Swancer shares several accounts of famous actors, musicians, and writers who strangely vanished without a trace.
A frighteningly common phenomenon is that of people who, for whatever reasons, have suddenly and without explanation simply vanished without a trace, never to be seen again. There are countless cases of this throughout history, and such accounts never fail to incite curiosity, speculation, and wonder. We are somewhat macabrely drawn to the idea that someone could just seemingly cease to exist, and the desire to have some closure and explanation can be alluring to the point of obsession, a gnawing need for answers that may never come. While many of these vanished people have become famous simply because they have disappeared so inexplicably, there are others that were well-known even before these incidents. Here we will look at famous actors, musicians, and writers who had promising futures, but who have mysteriously disappeared and left a legacy of both artistic endeavors and strange mysteries. Read more