A Pill or a Prayerbook?

Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is. Science has not had much success looking for the human soul, although it has tried. Neither has…

Leggo My Steering Wheel!

The mother-in-law, the husband, the amateur map reader, none of these are quite as dangerous a backseat driver as those infamous hands on the roads of Dartmoor. For those of us who love forteana—the collective term for the unexplained, strange, bizarre, or unusual, often with a supernatural or fantastical bent—there are certain cases we know…

You’d think they would’ve found ‘em by now.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed . . .  There are no werewolves in this story, per se, but there might as well be. It provides a perfect,…

Whatizzit? Bear? Werewolf? Guy in a gorilla suit? Hell if I know.

It’s a bear! It’s a human! No, it’s a bear walking on its two hind legs like a human – at least that what it looks like. This video had some people shouting “Werewolf!” and others shouting “Hoax!” The consensus is that it’s a bear, walking on its hind legs like a human being. That’s…

Hair today . . .

DNA analysis on hair samples allegedly from Bigfoot, Yeti and other similar cryptids yields reveals all were from known animals or humans. It’s so frustrating for a monster enthusiast like me. Every time somebody produces some “Bigfoot” hair, it turns out to belong to a completely different, and mundane, species of animal, frequently human. I…

How Much Is That Mummy In The Window?

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills. It’s more or less common knowledge that the ancient Egyptians loved their cats, innit? Speaking for myself, anyway, I can’t remember a time when I…

In Mexico, don’t go outside if you’re a female…

Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and women who have disappeared, or worse, in the populous State of Mexico, which has become the most dangerous region for women in a country that is all too used to violence. There is something inherently sexual about the image of the werewolf, just as…

Stop in for a pint, and stay for the night. It’s not safe to be out!

I’m totally a country boy. I enjoy visiting the big cities. I find them exciting. But I could never live in one for any prolonged period of time. I’ve got too much of the wilderness in me. There’s a down side to living remote, as I do. For example, you just can’t find cool niche…