Category: Customs

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Bizarre Botany: Jimsonweed

Jimsonweed is named after Jamestown, but actually gained notoriety due to a mass poisoning in 1676. The people of Jamestown, Virginia, who were primarily soldiers, believed they were simply enjoying a fresh salad. Unfortunately, the leaves and seeds induce delirium and bring about hallucinations.

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Happy Halloween: Urban Legends

Now that Halloween is almost here, I’d like to add some bizarre content, proven to be true, that are known as “urban legends.” Have you ever felt the urge to look under your hotel bed? You might want to take a moment to prepare, as one couple did this on vacation and found a corpse under there.

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The Phantom Hitchhiker

The phantom hitchhiker is a familiar guest on countless American roads (not even counting the global reports). This is a growing collection of ghostly hitchhikers and the lore surrounding them. The Phantom Hitchhiker of Gap Creek, Tennessee The legend of the traveler goes back years ago on that bleak stretch of road.

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Song of the Forest Siren

There is a legend in certain Southern Appalachian forests of a sinister lady who lives in remote locations. Sure lures people, particularly men, to come and look for her with a beautiful song. When the unsuspecting individual arrives where she is, they are driven mad.

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Real Vampires in America?

Long before the Twilight series, long before Interview with a Vampire and Salem’s Lot, there was once a deep-rooted fear in America. During the Nineteenth Century, rumors circulated, particularly in New England, about the surge of vampires. This is a growing collection of very real episodes of vampire panic in America.

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