Krampus is a beast of legends, harking back to both Norse and Greek Mythology. It was used for generations to keep children from misbehaving, while instilling within them a lifetime of phobias. According to Wikipedia, the Austrian governments attempted to stifle the legends after the 1934 Austrian Civil War, prohibiting the tradition, but the legend refused to die.
In 2014, a National Geographic study reported that 77 percent of Americans believe not only in the existence of aliens, but that they have been regularly visiting Earth. The majority’s acceptance that there is life on other worlds in the universe continues to be fueled by credible eyewitness accounts from military and commercial pilots. Even respected astrophysicist Neil deGrassi Tyson told Chris Hayes of MSNBC that we may have already been visited by alien life. Additionally, world famous and brilliant theoretical physicist Steven Hawking stated in his documentary Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking that “alien forms almost certainly exist”.
Has the onslaught of paranormal shows and movies minimized the lives of the dead? Have we stopped seeing them as people who have loved ones still mourning their losses and simply view them as opportunities for fame? Tammy Rosenfeld echoes this sentiment. “There is no integrity in the field anymore. Everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame.”
Has Luke joined the Dark Side?
Be careful what you dig up.
Below are some of the more frightening and ghastly versions of urban legends that will send chills down your spine.
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Project Bluebeam, parallel universe....or just a weird f***ing cloud?
Edgar Allen Poe would be proud.
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If you’re looking for a spooky evening, spend the night at one of these legendary haunted New England Bed and Breakfast inns. The ghosts here are interactive and enjoy surprising you with unexpected encounters. In some cases, you might even find yourself with an extra bedmate you weren’t counting on.
They say fact is stranger than fiction....it's also more terrifying.
Some very haunting things have occurred on Halloween.
When it comes to urban sprawl most cities aspire to be like San Francisco. Densely populated yet pristine, culturally-significant yet laid-back, the Bay Area achieves a certain ideal few cities reach. With that said, the beautiful burg by the bay is not without its share of eerie sights and sounds. If you’re out seeing the best the city has to offer you may very well be standing in a space saturated with paranormal activity.
The terrifying 1977 horror movie, The Hills Have Eyes, written and directed by Wes Craven, is both frightening and disturbing. The flick boasts an original tale of an incest-bred and cannibalistic clan as they hunt strangers for “food” in the Nevada desert. The plot is clear, albeit creepy, but the inspiration for the script is based on stories tales that, like any lore, contain varying amounts of embellishment inside the truth. Sawney Bean was born Alexander Bean in East Lothian, Scotland sometime during the late 1500’s. Unwilling to follow in his father’s vocational footsteps of ditch-digging, he and a female companion fled to the waters of Bennane Head in the county of Galloway. They found seclusion inside a deep cave that sank over 600 feet into the ground.
The most famous of all alleged “Bigfootage” ever produced, the Patterson-Gimlin film remains an iconic artifact of the unknown. Shot nearly five decades ago on Bluff Creek in California near the Oregon border, the minute-long scene recorded onto 16mm film by Roger Patterson accompanied by Bob Gimlin depicts a subject covered in brown hair walking upright away from the camera. Frame # 352 captures the subject in its most memorable and revealing pose relative to the camera, an image which has since become the face of Sasquatch-related pop culture around the world.