Whether it’s a zombie apocalypse, alien invasion or nuclear war, there’s no shortage of fiction portraying survivors trying to eke out a living in the absence of organized society or some form of authority. Many times, fiction such as The Walking Dead portrays a total lack of government or surviving officials to rebuild society, but in […]Read more "The REX 84 Contingency Plan"
Like most conflicts, the Vietnam War is chock full of myths and legends. Some legends are generated by the secretive nature of the war, such as the rumors of Soviet special forces, while others are generated through documented instances, such as the stories of American defectors fighting alongside the Communists. But one myth doesn’t sound […]Read more "Enemy Helicopters: Strange Lights in Vietnam"
With a long and diverse history, the many buildings in New Orleans, especially in the French Quarter, are known not just for their aesthetic beauty but also for some of their allegedly paranormal activity. One mansion in particular, known as the LaLaurie Mansion, is known not just for its supposed ghosts, but for the dark […]Read more "The Dark History of the LaLaurie Mansion"
In terms of modern warfare, “stealth” is a word that instantly grabs both the layperson and historian with images of aircraft that can seemingly attack anywhere in the world and disappear without a trace; an example of both American technological superiority and the changing face of combat. Aircraft like the the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 […]Read more "Hidden Killer: The Comanche Stealth Helicopter"
Throughout World War II, the Nazis were engaged in numerous wonder weapon, or wunderwaffe, projects like the V1 missile, V2 rocket, Me 262 jet fighter, and the Landkreuzer P. 1000 super tank. Some, like the Me 262 and the V2, were early examples of technology that would eventually come to revolutionize warfare. Others, like the […]Read more "Nazi Secrets: Die Glocke and the Fly Trap"
The silent 1922 film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, or Nosferatu, a symphony of horrors, is renowned for being not just the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, but a remarkable and early film in the horror genre which influenced later vampire films to the slow-gait of Michael Myers in the Halloween series. […]Read more "Occultism in 1922’s Nosferatu"
In the town of St. Louis in Saskatchewan, Canada, there has persisted for years tales of a light traveling on train tracks which have been long closed. This light is now called the “St. Louis Light.” The Light is described as becoming visible along a railroad bed north of St. Louis where the tracks have […]Read more "Ghost Train: The St. Louis Light"