Lost tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony may have been found

March 20, 2019
HERE’S the latest news about Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The National Theatre in London is hosting a revival of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes as the title characters are getting rave reviews. Rumors of a Cleopatra movie are swirling in Hollywood and the Internet is buzzing about the possibilities of the title role going to either Angelina Jolie or Lady Gaga. Oh, and the lot tombs of the real Cleopatra and Mark Antony may have been discovered near Alexandria. Which story would you like to hear about?

Predictions of a possible GPS meltdown on April 6, 2019

March 16, 2019
THOSE who survived the panic caused by the less-trouble-than-expected Y2K or Millennium Bug that was supposed to shut down computers when they tried to move their clocks from 12/31/1999 to 1/1/2000 may scoff at the new April 6, 2019 bug that many predict will wreak havoc with the GPS systems drivers, pilots and many major industries depend on. Those who profited from the Y2K Bug (COBOL and assembler language programmers dragged out of retirement to fix old software) may be upset that no one told them about this one sooner. Those planning a flight or a road excursion on 4/6/2019 may suddenly be considering a postponement. The rest of us are wondering … what the heck is the April 6, 2019 bug?

Marauding monsters in South America

March 12, 2019
FROM various parts of South America, including Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, come stories of a massive, mighty, and extremely violent beast known as Mono Grande. One of the most fascinating stories came from Pino Turolla, an archaeologist who traveled the world, Indiana Jones-style, in pursuit of all things mysterious and fabulous. Turolla (who died in 1984 at the early age of sixty-two) was born in Yugoslavia and later immigrated to Canada. Of note, he developed what became known as the Turolla Control-Descent Parachute that was used by the U.S. military. It was while traveling across South America in the 1960s that Turolla first heard of the marauding monster. The information came from Turolla’s personal guide, Antonio, who told a shocking story.

Albert Fish, the terrifying insatiable real-life boogeyman

March 09, 2019
WE’VE all heard of—or seen—the boogeyman. He’s the monster who hid under your bed and in your closet when you were a kid. He gave you nightmares and made you afraid of the dark. But what happens when a real-life boogeyman exists? In the early 1900s, too large a number of unfortunate children found out after meeting Albert Fish.

The story of the Alday Murders is a horror film come to life

March 09, 2019
FOR most people, May 14 is a day like any other. But for the residents of Donalsonville, Georgia, it’s a terrifying slice of the town’s history. On that day in 1973, a group of newly-escaped prison inmates—brothers Carl and Billy Isaacs, their half-brother Wayne Coleman, and George Dungee—committed the state’s bloodiest massacre since 1887.

Flaming hands, pyrokinesis, and spontaneous human combustion

March 08, 2019
ONE pervasive feature upon the landscape of the paranormal is what is often referred to as “spontaneous human combustion.” It typically involves victims who suddenly and inexplicably burst into flames, often burning down to cinders while oddly leaving their surroundings unburned. It is not uncommon at all to hear of cases of people burning to a crisp only to leave their chairs, furniture, and even paper or clothes around them completely untouched, very weird considering the immense temperatures needed to burn the human body, which is mostly composed of water, to that degree. Often there is evidence of the bodies having been burned from the inside rather than the outside, and all in all it is a very bizarre phenomenon that has had much speculation but few answers. While many possible natural occurrences have been proposed for spontaneous human combustion, could these cases be indicative of some little known forces, or even the power of psychokinesis, or literally the ability to start flames from nothing, totally subconsciously and out of the victims’s control?

Ivan Milat, the Australian backpacker murderer

March 08, 2019
ON a fine September day in 1992, two runners were working their way through New South Wales’s Belanglo State Forest and made a horrific discovery: a decaying body. This body would only be the first of seven discovered as part of the string of killings now known as the “Backpacker murders”, committed by one Ivan Milat.

Beware the ghostly radiant boys

March 04, 2019
ONE type of ghost that is as creepy as it is tragic is that of what are collectively called the “Radiant Boys.” The phenomenon mostly has its origins in the lore Northern England and in Germany, where they are called the “kindermorderinn.”

5 killer couples that make us want to die alone

March 02, 2019
THE course of true love never did run smooth, especially not for these creepy couples. Some couples will do anything to be together, but these pairs took it too far. While some guys might bring their paramour flowers, one man chose to mummify his dead lover’s body. And who needs Valentine’s Day when you can write to each other every day in separate prisons? From the Moors Murders to the Ken and Barbie Killers, we don’t mind being single while we read about these crimes of the heart.

NASA launches department dedicated to finding aliens

February 28, 2019
A few months ago, NASA held a conference on ways to detect artificial “technosignatures” of alien life, byproducts of civilization like radio waves, pollutants, and garbages. They seem to be taking the search for extraterrestrials seriously and have announced the creation of a new department dedicated to the search for alien life.

The strange creatures of Sumatra

February 26, 2019
As evidence of this, consider the following: In July 1932, the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser newspaper ran an article titled Mysterious Jungle Races of Sumatra: Giants and Pigmies, Guard Swine and Have Their Heels in Front. One of the creatures to which the article referred was referred to as the Orang-lecho, which, according to the newspaper, could be found in the western parts of Sumatra, and specifically in Gunong Gedang Bondjol and Lubok Sepaking.

Mysterious lake monsters of China

February 26, 2019
PRETTYmuch wherever one goes in the world where there is a large enough body of water there are bound to be reports of lake monsters. This strange phenomenon transcends cultural and geographical boundaries, and with so many such creatures swimming through the lakes of the world it sometimes seems that our waterways are absolutely crawling with mystery monsters. I have written of lake monsters from all over the world, and here I will take a look at some of the more well known such aquatic anomalies from the far eastern country of China.