This is a collection of beliefs, superstitions, and history from the land Down Under. The ghost of an person who died without being buried will become a demon. It was once thought in the Gold Coast region that the devil was always nearby to bring misfortune.
The Far East is where we go now. It always seems there is something new and fascinating to learn about Asia, and the includes the numerous myths and stories involved in their culture. Sections are devoted to each nation.
Legend and lore hailing from Francia, or what we know as France. A cyclone visited Paris in 945 A.D.
The media-deemed “America’s Royal Family” has long been known for wealth, privilege, and political power. Among the like-minded, it’s also known for power abuses, corruption, substance abuse, and mental illness. Is the Kennedy family really cursed?
The Robinson family was a notable Rhode Island family in the 1800s. Rowland Robinson was the hardheaded patriarch and his daughter, Hannah, was just as strong-willed as he was. Unfortunately, Hannah was also involved in events that would leave her forever-branded “Unlucky Hannah.
This was a phenomenal year for anyone interested in meteorology, especially in weird weather. Many historic accounts state the seasons were reversed in 1348. Snow fell in France during the summer.
Today, most people believe the dreaded banshee is exclusively Irish and is always malevolent. This is not the case. The banshee has been a common element of life for centuries, in several countries, and her origins are relatively unknown.
There is a line of Stuarts, from Allenbank, Scotland, that suffered with a banshee called “Pearlin’ Jean.” This tale used to be one of the most popular in England. In life, Jean was a French mistress for a Stuart Lord.
We’ve all heard the history of the sinking of the Titanic. We’ve heard of the pomp and pagentry involved in the luxurious vessel as well as the tremendous loss of life. What we seldom hear is the strange events leading up to it.