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"
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"
Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]Read more "MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter"
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"