Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Browsing the "Strange and Unexplained" Category

Becoming a Man

“This is what you have to do to become a man, Christian.” My dad practically shoved me out of his truck. I turned back to see him light up a cigarette for my cousin Dave in the backseat. Dave looked [...]

April 7, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

A Beginner’s Guide to Blood Portals

A few days ago I got a text message from an unknown number reading “I got your proof.” I stared at the words for a bit, thinking it was a wrong number. Then I remembered the last time I’d spoken [...]

April 1, 2019 Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Rites and Rituals, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained

I Drive for Cerber

My name is Jim. I’ve been in and out of construction contracts for the last seventeen years. Between those contracts, I do what I can to make a few extra bucks, since you never really know when the next contract [...]

March 31, 2019 Ghosts and Spirits, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained, Technology, the Internet, and the Deep Web

Cursed Sands

Part 1 I’ve been many different things at different points in my life. I’m an eight year veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in the Gulf War. I was, for a relatively short time, a husband and [...]

March 28, 2019 Jobs and Occupations, Strange and Unexplained

She Who Preys

My daughter Hannah had always had a fascination with bugs of all kinds. She collected them and kept them in a terrarium she insisted I buy for her when she was six. It was on a constant rotation as her [...]

March 27, 2019 Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Strange and Unexplained

The Canada Geese of Lake Pleasant

I’m a researcher studying Canada Geese for the last ten years. I’ve never published my research. Specifically, my small team and I study a small population of Canada Geese that migrates to Arizona during the winter months from Alaska. This [...]

March 24, 2019 Animals and Wildlife, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Investigations and Crimes, Jobs and Occupations, Nature and the Outdoors, Science and Experimentation, Strange and Unexplained

At Your Command

I think when most normal people think of the Internet, they’re thinking social media, online shopping, news, and the occasional porn site.  Now people talk about “The Dark Web,” a place of untamed wilderness, where gangsters are selling guns, using [...]

March 21, 2019 Beings and Entities, Demons and Possession, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Medical and Hospitals, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Religion and Spirituality, Rites and Rituals, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained, Technology, the Internet, and the Deep Web

The Baptism

There’s a small village out in Alabama called Saint’s Glen.  You won’t find it on any map, at least not since 1965. But you can still find the remnants of the town.  If you follow the river southwest of Thomasville, [...]

March 20, 2019 Beings and Entities, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Ghosts and Spirits, Investigations and Crimes, Religion and Spirituality, Rites and Rituals, Strange and Unexplained

The Costume

On November 24, 2005, there was a disturbing occurrence at Disneyland. It was an average day at the wonder-filled amusement park. Families were scattered throughout the park, the excited squeals of children rang out over the crowds, and Disney mascots [...]

March 19, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Disappearance of Otis Jiry

“I need to confess to you.” “Oh, uh, I’m not a priest. I’m just a –” The old man’s grip tightened. He stared at me with those hollow, blue eyes. “I need to confess,” he repeated. “I’ve done something horrible.” [...]

March 18, 2019 Strange and Unexplained