The land of William Wallace, Rob Roy, and kilted highlanders, is filled with ancient mysteries and legends. Here are some of the customs, superstitions, and folklore associated with the Bonnie Land. Sayings:
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?
Sarah and Samuel Higgins had three beautiful children in Killingworth, Connecticut. Some accounts place the event in the 1770s, while others place the tragedy much farther ahead in the 1870s. In several accounts, Samuel’s name is listed as “Horace.
A massive white oak once stood outside of New Holland, Georgia. It sat on the edge of a swamp and remained relatively isolated for several centuries. The old oak tree was a strange place.
Chirikof Island is around 80 miles southwest of Kodiak in Alaska. The island has a long history of rumor and legend, although it’s difficult to substantiate much of the lore. The island was first sighted by Russian sea captain Alexei Chirikov in 1741, but wasn’t named after him until 1794.
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The Bells, as well as their servants, continued to see strange animals around the property. It appeared as a strange hare, a bizarre bird no one could shoot, or even a dog. Sometimes the dog was old and lame, at other times it was black and had red eyes.
John Bell was already a successful North Carolina planter in 1804 when he brought his wife, Lucy, and six children to Robertson County, Tennessee. He eventually became owner of a 1,000-acre farm, in Adams, Tennessee. They were as blessed with children as they were monetary prosperity, and eventually had a total of seven sons and two daughters.
“The Hook” is one of the oldest urban legends on record. Typically, it’s dismissed as a method used by parents to keep kids from having “fun,” but does it serve a deeper purpose? There are two common variations:
The murder, and its resulting trial, was the most sensational episode of justice Chicago had ever witnessed in 1897. The notorious trial and even the death of the convicted killer was not the end. It was only the beginning of a haunting that some believe is ongoing today.