Author: Chris

April 19, 2020

The Byzantine Interpretation of Dreams by Achmet

Achmet refers to himself as the son of Sereim, who was in service to the Caliph, Maʾmūn, as an interpreter of dreams. While his father worked as a dream interpreter, it’s not known whether Achment himself was also an interpreter, but given his extensive work on the subject, it’s highly likely that he was involved […]

April 14, 2020

The Myth Surrounding Gustave, the African Mega Crocodile

As the largest freshwater predator in Africa, the Nile crocodile is one of the continent’s top predators. The crocodiles have earned themselves a fearsome reputation throughout history, but one in particular stands out as the most feared. A mega-croc known as Gustave is said to be the most prolific, swimming through rivers and covering vast […]

April 6, 2020

What Are Skinwalkers, The Native American Shapeshifters

There are few creatures in Native American folklore that are feared more than the Skinwalker. That said, what are Skinwalkers? Skinwalkers are one of the mainstays in Navajo tradition and legend. They are a class of outcast criminals that practice black magic, and are said to have the ability to shape-shift into any animal of […]

March 26, 2020

The Solomon Island Giants and Biblical Gold

The Solomon Islands have become an interesting place of myth and folklore in recent years, surrounded by stories of war, Biblical gold, giants that roam the wild jungles and frequent UFO activity. Researchers claim the islands are home to an abundance of traditions – passed down through the generations of a remote, yet alluring indigenous […]

March 22, 2020

The Haunting History of The Salem Witch House

Salem, Massachusetts began as a small trading settlement in 1626 after being founded by Roger Conant, and a group of immigrants arriving from Cape Ann. Upon its founding, the town was originally named Naumkeag, but settlers renamed it Salem, adapted from the Hebrew word for peace. As the Massachusetts Bay Company arrived in 1628, a […]

March 22, 2020

The Fresno Nightcrawler Footage Revisited

In 2010, a piece of footage from a security camera gained fame on the internet, which had apparently been captured by a resident of Fresno, California, back in the 1990’s. The footage seemed to show a mysterious being walking across a lawn in the middle of the night. This being would later become known as […]

March 19, 2020

Agathodaimon And The Fiery Poison Concoction

Many names have been associated with the study and development of alchemy through the ages, but few are as famous as Agathodaimon. He was said to be a great alchemist from around the third century.  During late Roman Egypt, Agathodaimon would go on to make a name for himself as one of the most prolific […]

February 9, 2020

The Downfall and Paranormal Experiences of Sarah Winchester

The life of Sarah Winchester is one surrounded by myth and intrigue. Though she is remembered as a prominent historical figure, she is most remembered for the Winchester Mansion, which has made headlines since is original construction. Her life remains one of tragedy, guilt and myth. Here is the story of her demise and obsession […]

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