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"
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"
In the second in a series of articles on future warfare, this article will look at the possibility of wars being fought over the last oil reserves. While it may seem strange at first to fight over oil, it is important to remember petroleum provides 39 percent of the world’s energy consumption. During the Gulf […]Read more "Future Wars: Oil"
The Haunted Mansion is a favorite attraction for many attendees at Disney’s theme parks, each one filled with numerous ghosts and hints as to their varied stories. Of these, there is a notable ghost who, for most of his history, was actually never in the Haunted Mansion, yet went on to have one of the […]Read more "The Hatbox Ghost"
Among the strange sights and entities described in the Christian Bible, two creatures have always stood out among historians and theologians for their colorful descriptions: the Leviathan and the Behemoth. The Behemoth is first mentioned in the Book of Job, where God uses its description to illustrate the immense power of God to Jacob. According […]Read more "Behemoth, the Biblical Monster"
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"