Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Browsing the "folktales" Tag

Ghost Lights

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest. Now when I say that it’s a small town, I mean other people from my state have never even heard of it. That being said, for such a small town [...]

January 23, 2019 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

The Sick Chair

In a sparsely-populated German settlement, the Becker family earned their living raising and slaughtering cattle.  At that time, those who called the hilly, oak and maple-dotted valley home found quality meat hard to come by.  But Markus Becker and his [...]

January 13, 2019 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Medical and Hospitals, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

The New Year’s Suicides

I usually spend every New Year’s celebration at home with a bottle of liquor as my only dependable company. Last year, I was doing just that while binge watching Supernatural. I remember checking my phone to see what time it [...]

December 30, 2018 Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

I Met the Rat King

I found it three weeks ago, or rather, I found them. A knotted circle of fur, claws, and death. Six rats, tangled together by their tails, thrashed about my front lawn with little direction. Their shrieks pierced the air of [...]

December 29, 2018 Animals and Wildlife, Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
The Spindler

The Spindler

“I want to hear about the Spindler.” Logan listened as the voices of his three friends talked. He watched as the fire before him dwindled. “You sure you wanna do that, Lexi? In these woods?” Logan’s back was firmly set [...]

December 5, 2018 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales
The Molendinar Burn

The Molendinar Burn

  Jack Mckay huddled in the cold midnight street with a pale green sleeping bag encasing his lower half. Spindled trails of light reflected off the gleaming roads from damp lampposts. But the cold wasn’t what gave Jack his nightly [...]

March 13, 2018 Beings and Entities, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman

El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman

El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman from Yes Boss on Vimeo. Disobedient kids all over Latin America have always feared El Cuco. The mystery boogeyman appears out of nowhere to kidnap and eat children that don’t obey their parents. [...]

April 1, 2017 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends
Crossroads

Crossroads

During nightly hours of yore, in a time of horror and war, I would sit on a dank oak bench with my eyes shut, calm and closure. Then, my eyes open when I sense a figure approach me with grace. [...]

March 29, 2017 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Poems and Poetry
The Merton Account

The Merton Account

Dear Mr. Valentine, As per your request, I’ve collected reliable morsels of information from the many and often incoherent accounts that detail the events which transpired in Merton on September 2nd, 1996. It is only with great reluctance that I [...]

March 23, 2017 Artifacts and Objects, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends
Die Teufelsbrücke

Die Teufelsbrücke

People always get the wrong end of the stick when I tell them that my grandad was a Nazi. I mean, of course he was in the Leipzig branch of the Hitler Youth as a teen, joined the party when [...]

March 14, 2017 Folklore and Folktales, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends