Voodoo, specifically the kind practiced in New Orleans and referred to as “Louisiana Voodoo” or “New Orleans Voodoo,” are a series of underground religious practices that originated with the African religious beliefs of the French, Creole, and Spanish speaking African Americans in Louisiana, which are themselves based on the West African Dahomeyan Vodun. Compared to […]Read more "The Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau"
While the Vietnam War raged from the 60’s to the 70’s, changing American politics and culture, another war was going on next door in Laos. While the U.S. military and its allies fought a major war in Vietnam, the CIA was covertly fighting the Laotian Civil War. Out of this conflict, a legend would arise […]Read more "Anthony Poshepny, the CIA’s Rogue Agent"
There’s plenty of myths regarding the strange research carried out in the former Soviet Union. Space weaponry, psychotronics, the Ayaks aircraft, all are examples of rumors of strange super technology that was being hidden in ultra-secrecy behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, the lack of solid information only helps to drive people’s imaginations wild, but […]Read more "Soviet Psychic: Nina Kulagina"
When a ceasefire to the Korean War was brokered in 1953 between UN and Communist forces, the war didn’t technically end, which caused the Korean Peninsula to remain in a state of war from 1950 through today. While it may not seem as obvious or relevant aside from the occasional threat of North Korea’s nuclear […]Read more "The South Korean Unit 684"
In Siberia, Russia, there is a lake that has become known worldwide both for its immense size and its impact on the local culture. Lake Baikal as it is known, is hugely important for scientists because of its wildlife and climate, but like other important areas has its share of strange and paranormal history. There […]Read more "Mysteries of Lake Baikal"
If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]Read more "The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern"
The Vietnam War, like many other wars, is full of myths and legends regarding soldiers who fought there. The problem of deserters and defectors during the Vietnam War was one that became especially prevalent, and one that spawned the legend of Salt and Pepper. Salt and Pepper refers to a pair of soldiers that were […]Read more "Vietnam War: Salt and Pepper"