American lumberjacks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries would pass around stories of the "fearsome critters" who shared the wilderness with them. Here are three such tales.
Local legends speak of mysterious shadowy figures looking out to the sea all along the Santa Lucia Range in California.
One of the greatest mysteries of the Internet is who is behind the Cicada 3301 puzzles and what their purpose might be.
Many soldiers returning from the Vietnam War told stories of mysterious encounters with creatures they called Rock Apes.
Monster Mansion is one of the most iconic rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has been since it opened as Monster Plantation in 1981.
The Dover Demon was spotted three times in Dover, Massachusetts over the span of 25 hours and then never seen again.
Jaws the Ride was one of the most iconic attractions featured at Universal Studios Orlando before its closure in January 2012.
There has long been an urban legend of an axe-wielding man in a bunny costume wreaking havoc on those unfortunate enough to cross his path. Surprisingly, there actually might be a grain of truth to this story.
Alien Big Cats, or ABCs, are commonly sighted throughout the world, but especially in the United Kingdom. The Beast of Bodmin Moor and the Beast of Buchan are two of the more well known ABCs said to roam throughout the UK.
I love horror movies. But why do I love them, and why do other people not?
Albert Ostman was a Canadian man who claimed he was kidnapped and held hostage by a Sasquatch family.
The Grunch is Louisiana's answer to the ever-popular Chupacabra legend.
Krampus has risen dramatically in popularity in the United States over recent years. But why has this happened now?
A brief examination of two regional Bigfoot legends.
Peter Stumpp was a man who lived during the 16th century and was thought to have been an actual werewolf.
The mysterious blue holes have given rise to legends of a half-octopus, half-shark creature known as the Lusca.
The Grifter is an alleged disturbing video that is capable of causing fatal side effects for anyone who views it. But where did this video come from, and does it even exist in the first place?
Where did conspiracy theories originate? Like anything involving conspiracy theories, the answer isn't straightforward.
The legend of the Loveland Frog has persisted in Loveland, Ohio for decades, and perhaps even longer.
I've been playing RuneScape since 2005. What is it about this game that keeps me coming back?
Bela Kiss is a World War I era serial killer with an interesting MO and a knack for escaping his would-be captors.
There are several cryptids that are said to appear cat-like. Here is a small sampling of those.
The Mill Race Monster launched what some consider to be the largest monster hunt in US history after it was first sighted in 1974.
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
Inspired by a prompt on Twitter: "Not everyone loves their job. Not everyone even likes their job. But on a scale from 1 to 10, his new job was just the absolute pits."
Creepypastas have been around since the early 2000s, but how have we come from then to now?
Reports of creatures known as Rebobs have occurred since the 1950s around the area of Partrick Road.
What about clowns throughout the ages has led to the common portrayal of them as evil?
Tom Slick was a man with a fascinating life that happened to also include his search for the Yeti.
The Goatman is a legend based in Maryland about an axe wielding man-goat hybrid.
My father died of pancreatic cancer when I was in middle school. The people around me didn't make it any easier by refusing to leave me alone. A short creative nonfiction piece.
Lost Tapes is one of my favorite TV shows ever, and here's why.
The Thetis Lake Monster is a reptilian humanoid that was first sighted in 1972.
The Battle of Dulce is an alleged firefight that took place in 1979 between aliens and humans in a secret underground base in New Mexico.
The Aswang is a legendary monster deeply ingrained in Filipino folklore.
The Honey Island Swamp Monster is purported to be a Bigfoot-type creature that was first reported in 1974.
This is a short story that takes place within an unfinished novel of mine.
Grinding is a boring chore to most gamers, but I (and a minority of other people) really enioy it. So why is that?
The Awful is a cryptid with suspect origins and a claimed relation to Lovecraft's writings.
The Rougarou is a widely known local myth about a werewolf that lurks in the Louisiana bayous.
The Ozark Howler is a cryptid with varying descriptions that most witnesses can't seem to agree upon and a suspicious possible origin as a hoax that many people appear to be unaware of.