Mothman: The Sandhill Crane of Point Pleasant, WV

Mothman chasing 57 Chevy

On December 15, 1967 the Silver Bridge—an eyebar-chain suspension bridge which spanned the Ohio River joining Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH—collapsed under rush hour traffic. 46 people were killed. The cause of the collapse was discovered by investigators to be a broken link in the chain suspension system. Here is an example of a …

The Bell Island Boom – Super Lighting and Ball Lightning?

Photo of Lighting Bolts

I was perusing the YouTube and stumbled upon an old CBC news broadcast from 1978 about mysterious booms and a spectacular explosion that made a notable disruption of some lives on Bell Island in Conception Bay, just off the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Okay, to be honest I was perusing the YouTube …

Travis Walton UFO Incident Reflux

UFO hovering over highway

In keeping with a theme which began last month, the “What Didn’t Happen this Month in Paranormal History” series, I bring you this gem from November of 1975… The Travis Walton UFO Incident, er… Experience, er… Abduction, er… story, or whatever it was. The story, and it is a good one, is that on November …

The Philadelphia Experiment

USS Eldridge (DE-173)

October, Rocktober, Shocktober… Schlocktober. Whatever kind of -tober you call it, it’s that time of month. The wind turns cold, dead leaves start swirling around in the streets, Home Depot shuffles out their halloween decor. Wait, that was last month, this month they set up all of the Christmas displays. I can recall a time …

The Amygdala – Why We Get Scared and Like It

Why we get scared and like it.

Well, not everyone likes getting scared, but why do so many of us dig walking through a haunted attraction, down dark roads, or watching scary movies? It doesn’t matter how well you know your environment, on a spooky night with the lights out that jacket tossed over the chair becomes a boogeyman. Blink and it’ll …

Bigfoot Official Critter of Whitehall NY and Marion NC

Whitehall NY Bigfoot Statue

Ahh why not Marion, NC too? The village of Whitehall, NY, dubbed the old Cryptozoological poster-cryptid their official animal last month, there’s plenty of Squatch to go around. I can hear the mayor of Marion, NC, now, “Crap we should have put that through sooner, Whitehall beat us to it!” Bigfoot of Whitehall, NY Whitehall …

UFO Over Lake Norman – NC

Last week the interwebs were shaken up by a video in which the poster claimed he saw “a spacecraft” hovering in the distance across Lake Norman, just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. The interwebs weren’t the only thing shaking. The quality of this video suffers from what my collegues in paranormal pursuits and I refer …