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"
Many towns across the U.S. have their own urban legends, ranging from a haunted building to a mysterious creature, such as the Mothman legend of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The town of Loveland, Ohio, also has an urban legend of its own, regarding strange frog-like creatures known as the Loveland Frogmen. There are two main […]Read more "The Loveland Frogmen"
Around 8:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 1994, a woman named Gloria Ramirez was brought to the emergency room of Riverside General Hospital in Riverside, California while suffering from the effects of cervical cancer. What happened next landed Ramirez a place in the medical history books forever. Ramirez was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and although she […]Read more "The Woman With Toxic Blood"
The Shining, today regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, tells a story of isolation, paranoia and paranormal activity involving a family of three at the snowbound Overlook Hotel. Early on in the movie, the hotel manager Stuart Ullman shares some of the Overlook Hotel’s grisly history with Jack Torrance, who is […]Read more "Charles Grady, Delbert Grady and the Overlook Hotel"