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    Indrid Cold

    4 years ago

    Mr. Woodrow Derenberger was a middle aged, ordinary guy from Mineral Wells near Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was driving home from work in his truck, along Interstate I-77 on November 2, 1966, when something happened that would change the rest of his life! Mr. Derenberger encountered a UFO!

  • Legends With Silver and Magic Bullets
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    Legends With Silver and Magic Bullets

    2 months ago

    There are no sales of weapons intended on this hub, however, the content automatically generated a warning about "sale of weapons" for this hub. This likely comes from my having used the terms "ammunition" and "bullet" within the hub. As well, there...

  • 60

    Dangers of Nationalism

    3 years ago

    People get wrapped up in nationality as an integral part of their identity (a HUGE mistake) so that when a nation is insulted, the individuals each feel the insult as a personal attack to their identi

  • 11

    Social Constructions

    12 months ago

    Marriage, Gender, Manners, Religion... a perspective on social constructions.

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    Cat Legends: Beware of Foot-Licking Cats and Jealous Cats

    6 years ago

    A friend of a friend told me this story... A friend's mother in law owned a very affectionate cat. The cat would regularly cuddle against peoples' legs and feet but also was particularly affectionate with the mother in law/owner and would go so...

  • Strange Deaths: Middle Ages Time Period
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    Strange Deaths: Middle Ages Time Period

    2 months ago

    Usually, I write about odd things that end up being part fiction, partly true stories. While trying to track down information on a certain legend where a strange death occurred, I found out that this strange event was absolutely true! With almost no...

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    Bad Argument Tactics: Ad Hominem and More

    2 months ago

    Ad Hominem is a Latin phrase which means, "against the person " or "against the man ." This is a form of argument or an argument tactic that can lead to a number of detrimental effects as well as conclusions. Firstly, Ad Hominem arguments and...

  • People in Strange Sciences Series: Ivan T Sanderson
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    People in Strange Sciences Series: Ivan T Sanderson

    2 months ago

    USOs, Vile Vortices, geology, fossils, Ivan T. Sanderson was into everything!

  • Shadow People People Series: Hat Man
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    Shadow People People Series: Hat Man

    2 months ago

    Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hatt.jpg First of all, there is a consistently reported phenomena involving a shadow entity in an old styled hat. Then there is a phenomena involving a shadow entity whereby eyewitnesses often mention...

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    Archetypes: Shakespearean Archetypes in Literature

    10 years ago

    William Shakespeare (1564 (baptism, not d..o.b) - 1616) was an English playwright and poet, and some believe him to be the greatest writer in the English language and the world's most outstanding dramatist. The title, "Bard of Avon," derives from...

  • Final Guy: Paxton
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    Final Guy: Paxton

    10 months ago

    From gorno film maker, Eli Roth, here's a run-down on Hostell 2 and the Final Guy, Paxton.

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    Achetypes: Willing and Unwilling Hero

    2 months ago

    The archetype exists for a "Willing Hero" as a model for what features and characteristics belong to a great hero. This is not to say that a hero is perfect and without flaws (that's actually another different archetype), but that a hero fits the...

  • Mythbuster Hub Challenges
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    Mythbuster Hub Challenges

    7 weeks ago

    I just wandered into the forums and found a thread on "Alphabet Challenge." This is a hub challenge with 26 hubs in 26 days with each hub topic corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. I plan to just go in alphabetical order as I write. (wish me...

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    The Black-Eyed Kids

    2 months ago

    Black Eyed Kids or Black Eyed Children. Some say they're demonic, some say they're alien hybrids. Still others say they're nothing but figments of someone's imagination, stories started in the 1990's.

  • Fairies and Little People
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    Fairies and Little People

    7 weeks ago

    The existence of fairies in some cultures is not questioned. For some who believe in fairies, they say that fairies are part of nature and that we have lost a certain sense of sensory perception over the ages which leaves modern man (mostly)...

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    Categories of Folklore

    8 years ago

    Folklore is a term with tremendous numbers of sub-set categories. Types of oral tradition, kinds of folklore stories and narratives are just some of the considerations involved when discussing "folklore." Within the realms of folklore, you...

  • Paul Bunyan
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    Paul Bunyan

    7 weeks ago

    As with many mythical heroes, the birth of this hero is a trip into the fantastical, the unbelievable. Paul Bunyan is said to have been delivered to his parents via stork! Actually a normal baby would be delivered by a (one) stork, however, the...

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    The Exploding Cactus

    8 months ago

    A family went on vacation and visited Mexico for a week. While there, the mother spotted a rare and expensive cactus that was so affordable she had to bring it home. This was her first mistake...

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    8 Ways to Get to Werewolf Heaven

    2 months ago

    Do you know how people become werewolves?

  • Legend of Sawney Bean
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    Legend of Sawney Bean

    2 months ago

    I'll try to keep the details of this legend in simple terms and not get flashy with adjectives, since the Legend of Sawney Bean involves cannibalism and violence. Alexander Sawney Beane - or Bean: In late 15th or early 16th Century Scotland it...

  • Green Children of Woolpit
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    Green Children of Woolpit

    10 months ago

    In 12th Century England, sometime between 1135 AD and 1154 AD, something incredible was reported to have happened... In the Thefford Forest, on the approximate border of Norfolk and Suffolk, near a village called Woolpit, two strange, young...

  • Knock Knock Knock
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    Knock Knock Knock

    10 months ago

    The babysitter that a mother had hired to watch her two children for a couple of hours cancelled on the mother with very short notice. This left the mother in quite a bind because she had an important meeting to attend for an hour outside the home....

  • Buried Alive
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    Buried Alive

    10 months ago

    A basic human fear...

  • Springheel Jack
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    Springheel Jack

    7 weeks ago

    The Springheel Jack cryptid has never been captured, his/its identity never discovered. Is Jack fiction or was he a real and scary fellow?

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    The Beast (Supercomputer)

    2 months ago

    Image Source Location: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roadrunner_supercomputer_HiRes.jpg The Beast is tracking us - it started around the year 1974. Here's the Scoop: In 1974, a crisis meeting was called in Brussels, by head leaders in...

  • Freddy Kruger
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    Freddy Kruger

    10 months ago

    Are you a Freddy Kruger and Nightmare on Elm Street fan? Read on and don't fall asleep!

  • Don't Flash The Headlights
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    Don't Flash The Headlights

    7 weeks ago

    A new and disturbing gang ritual has surfaced (or, 're-surfaced) in major cities across North America. It goes something like this: The new gang member must perform the flashing headlight game to completion in order to become a full-fledged member...

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