Vampires come in many fictional forms, some of them serious, some of them silly. But what form do real vampires come in? Do vampires exist? There is a fascinating and suggestive tale from the history of New...
Her name was Moll Derry, but everyone knew her as the Witch of the Monongahela. In the ancient hills and misty hollows of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, generations of locals have passed down stories...
For more than three decades, the RMS Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic. During World War II, the ship worked to defeat Hitler; during times of peace, the Queen Mary was the vessel of choice for the...
SUBJECT WARNING: This story contains graphic detail of a 1982 Lafayette, Indiana murder. It is one of the strangest and most horrifying murder cases in Lafayette history—a case that is still difficult to read...
The only thing crazier than the story of Bella Gunness is what’s been happening on her old property ever since. If you live in the Midwest, then you have heard of the famous...
Galveston, Texas: The Evening of September 8, 1900.  Though federal officials warned Galveston of an incoming storm, the patchy morning sky made the swells threatening to breach the seawall seem manageable.A...
Edgar Allan Poe wrote his great works while living in several homes across several cities, scattered along America's East Coast. While Baltimore's claim is the most famous -- it was there that Poe died in 1849 --...
Ghosts are a hearty lot. They persist long after their first sighting and may carry with them the history of a significant event, or the soul of a cherished local landmark. Their tales are perennial and evergreen,...
The Rio Grande Valley, that fertile southernmost tip of Texas, covers four counties from the Gulf of Mexico along the Rio Grande, and ending where the topography becomes less green and more rocky. Indigenous people roamed the...
Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the best-known pieces of American literature. But the story is not just a work of imagination. It is rooted in the landscapes and lore of New York's...

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